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Tsunami disaster – countries in crisis


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

Goodwill Ambassador Roger Federer sees tsunami recovery progress in Tamil Nadu
CUDDALORE, India, 22 December 2006 – Just days before the second anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, tennis great and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Roger Federer visited Tamil Nadu, India, witnessing firsthand the progress made to help tsunami-affected communities ‘build back better’.

Sanitation and hygiene improve in post-tsunami rural Indian communities
THAEZANGUADA, India, December 2006 – Stepping carefully between puddles left by the latest monsoon, Jeeva moves from one house to the next on an important mission: ensuring that her neighbours know how to use their new toilets.

In southern India, children’s centres play vital role in tsunami recovery
SINGARATHOPPU, India, December 2006 - As parents arrive and deliver their sons and daughters, the babble of young voices builds and the simple concrete building is filled with a lively gathering of pre-school children.

New resources and peer education benefit communities recovering from the tsunami
TAMIL NADU, India, December 2006 During a break in class, six-year-old Raja talks about the different lessons and activities that make up a day at his elementary school in Kannarapatti. “Tamil is my favourite lesson,” he says.

India: Water, malaria and nutrition are key issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ recovery
CAR NICOBAR ISLAND, India, December 2005 – “UNICEF came to Andaman and Nicobar right after the tsunami, extremely anxious that no disease epidemic should strike the islands. So we started a prevention measles programme along with vitamin A supplementation." says UNICEF Programme Coordinator Subash Misra.

India: Water and sanitation are keys to recovery on Andaman and Nicobar Islands
CAR NICOBAR, India, December 2005 – Car Nicobar, in India’s remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, was devastated by the tsunami; 12 months later half of the island is still submerged. Water and sanitation has been a key part of the recovery effort.

Keeping children healthy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 1 year after the tsunami
CAR NICOBAR, India, December 2005 – One year after the tsunami struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off the coast of India, killing about 3,500 people – one third of them children – 46,000 people here are still living in temporary shelters. Nutritional supplementation and disease prevention measures have helped keep children healthy; work is proceeding to restore essential services.




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