Tsunami ~ A year after

"A year after the Indian Ocean tsunami, a huge recovery operation has brought hope to hundreds of thousands of survivors. But the sorrow, pain and trauma remain strong -- along with fears that monster waves could come again.

About 230,000 people were killed or disappeared in 13 Indian Ocean countries, nearly three quarters of them in Indonesia's Aceh province on the northern tip of Sumatra, according to tallies made by individual countries.

Survivors, friends and relatives joined national leaders and foreign dignitaries for memorials in the worst affected countries of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand." - today.reuters.com

We can only hope such tragedy will not repeat itselves again. The best thing to do is be prepared.


Anonymous said...

Some of the folks behind the TsunamiHelp (http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com) team, the KatrinaHelp (http://katrinahelp.info) team (and from the teams that formed around the other disasters over this year) have coelesced into the WorldWideHelp Group (groups.google.com/group/worldwidehelp).

And they're observing the week ahead as Disaster Remembrance Week, to get the world's attention back to the victims and survivors of those disasters. Perhaps you'd care to take a look, and if you think it's worthwhile, pass the word?


Warm wishes for the season to you and those you hold dear.

syed syahrul zarizi b syed abdullah said...

Thanks for the information. Point taken.