The Tsunami Two Years On: Land Rights in Aceh

Published: 7 December 2006

Two years ago the tsunami devastated the Indonesian province of Aceh. A huge amount of rebuilding has been done but thousands of the poorest Acehnese families have yet to be re-housed. The wave washed away their land and also many documents showing who owned land in Aceh. Now land-rights issues – the question of who owns what land – must be solved if Acehnese society is to be rebuilt on a secure footing.