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Tsunami disaster – countries in crisis


Indonesia: Tsunami two year update
Videos and stories highlighting UNICEF's continuing effort to help rebuild children’s lives in Indonesia.

Protecting children’s legal rights in tsunami-affected Banda Aceh
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, December 2006 – When Officer Elfiyana lost both her husband and her child in the 2004 tsunami, the seemingly unbearable hardship didn’t stop her. Instead, it motivated her to do more to help others.

Child-friendly schools set stage for quality education in post-tsunami rural Indonesia
CALANG, Indonesia, December 2006 – It’s the first day of school for children of Kampong Baro, a fishing village on the west coast of Sumatra island. Early in the morning, Mourie Yuniar, 10, gets ready and joins other children in her neighbourhood heading to their brand new school.

From tanks to pipes: Safe water for tsunami-affected residents of Indonesia
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, December 2006 – Two years ago, ten-year-old Puput lost her father and all her belongings when the tsunami devastated her family’s seaside village.

Indonesia: Short- and long-term tsunami recovery
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, December 2005 – “The tsunami catastrophe was one of the biggest in a century. In less than 10 minutes, over 200,000 people were killed by the waves and over half a million people became homeless. UNICEF’s immediate response was to provide immediate help to these people by trying to contain the catastrophe." says UNICEF Head of Office for Banda Aceh, Edouard Beigbeder.

Indonesia: Building new and improved schools
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, December 2005 – Desks shake, pencils and markers roll to the floor. A warning bell sounds and the students of Primary School Number One in Banda Aceh race for the nearest exit. Yet there is no fear on the faces of these children. They file outside and sit in the schoolyard, as one of the students sings a call to prayer.

Working to reunite families fragmented by the tsunami
JANTHO, Indonesia, December 2005 – Sitting among a group of fellow survivors of the tsunami, 10-year-old Muhammad Nurwansyah laughs at the antics of an Indonesian comic performing on the television. It’s an uneventful Sunday afternoon at this camp for the displaced in Jantho, about an hour’s drive from Banda Aceh.




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