After the Deluge: India's Reconstruction Following the 2004 Tsunami

This document provides an analysis of the Indian response to the 2004 tsunami, from the human rights perspective. The Guiding Principles outlined in the document also call on authorities to provide aid on a non-discriminatory basis and to take œspecial efforts . . . to ensure the full participation of women in the planning and distribution of these basic supplies. ? Furthermore, the guidelines clearly state that œinternally displaced persons, such as children, especially unaccompaniedminors, expectant mothers, mothers with young children, female heads of household, persons with disabilities and elderly persons, shall be entitled to protection and assistance required by their condition and to treatment which takes into account their special needs. ?