On 13 October 2005 the leaders of the island of Simeulue were presented with a prestigious award by the United Nations (UN ISDR, 2005). The Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction was given in recognition of the island community losing a remarkably low number of people during the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The award paid tribute to the fact that Simeulue accomplished a “unique achievement in the midst of all the death in Aceh due to the tsunami” (UN ISDR, 2005:1) and acknowledged that an oral story saved the community.
|Title of host publication||Disaster risk reduction in Indonesia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects|
|Place of Publication||Springfield, Ill|
|Publisher||Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Sutton, S. A., Buergelt, P., Paton, D., & Sagala, S. (2018). Cultural drivers of disaster risk reduction behaviour: The case of Pulau Simeulue. In Disaster risk reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects (pp. 167-185). Springfield, Ill: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.