Giving young people in Malaysia a creative escape from tsunami trauma
LANGKAWI, 26 December 2006 – For Nor Soffi binti Abu Bakar, tsunami recovery comes with washing dishes and serving drinks. Her parents’ seaside restaurant was swept away by the waves in December 2004.
Micro-enterprises empower tsunami affected Malaysian women
LANGKAWI, 23 December 2006 – For the men who cast their nets off the tsunami-affected coast of Langkawi, life is finally returning to normal.
Project offers long-term psychosocial support for tsunami-affected Malaysian children
LANGKAWI, 21 December 2006 – On a Sunday afternoon nearly two years after the tsunami swept through her beachside neighbourhood, Nur Alia Ismail showed no fear as she played just metres from the sea.
Making heroes out of children with a new emergency preparedness program
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 1 September 2006 – “I was watching TV when my neighbour came to tell me to look at this long white line in the sea. When I saw the giant waves in the distance I thought to myself, how beautiful! I had never seen anything like it before."
Tsunami recovery in Malaysia: Strengthening communities
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 December 2005 - UNICEF Representative to Malaysia, Gaye Phillips discusses ways in which UNICEF has supported the country’s tsunami recovery effort.
Empowering women affected by the tsunami
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 20 December 2005 – “It’s not easy being a single mother, supporting three children on my own. When the tsunami washed everything away – my sewing machines, my savings and my home – I felt like I didn’t have the will to go on”.
Helping Malaysia’s children suffering from post-tsunami trauma
LANGKAWI, December 2005 – It’s hard to fathom that the beach where 9-year-old Nur Alia now plays hopscotch with her village friends was completely devastated by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Community conversations help healing and recovery
LANGKAWI, 21 June 2005 – Lembut Hassan, Aminah Murad, Azizah Hashim and Embon Saad are facing a difficult and painful recovery process, forced on them by last December’s tsunami. But they are not alone in coping.
Helping communities heal
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 21 May 2005 - SIX-year-old Fitri will show visitors the scar on his arm, but he prefers to allow his elder brother, Firdaus recount how they were both "sinking and floating in the mud" when giant waves hit their grandfather's house.
New boats help Malaysia’s fishermen get back to sea
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, 21 March 2005 - Experienced fishermen, long accustomed to the normal hazards of the sea, recall trembling in fear on the night of 27 December 2004, as they heard shouts of another tsunami approaching their shores.