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Tsunami disaster – countries in crisis


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

A creative escape from tsunami trauma in Malaysia
LANGKAWI, Malaysia, December 2006 – Nor Soffi binti Abu Bakar is a regular participant in an art workshop for young people affected by the tsunami. The workshop was originally conceived by UNICEF and its partner organization EMPOWER as a place for youth to learn to open up and deal with the impact of the tsunami.

Micro-enterprises empower tsunami-affected Malaysian women
LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 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, Malaysia, December 2006 – Nightmares of giant waves haunt Nur Alia Ismail less often than they did before. On a Sunday afternoon nearly two years after the tsunami swept through her beachside neighbourhood, she showed no fear as she played just metres from the sea.

Helping Malaysia’s children suffering from post-tsunami trauma
LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 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.

Tsunami recovery in Malaysia: Strengthening communities
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, December 2005 – “The impact of the tsunami in Malaysia was not as great as was felt in the rest of the region. Sumatra protected Malaysia from the worst of its impact and its effect. However it was the worst-ever natural disaster for Malaysia." says Gaye Phillips.

Malaysia: Empowering women affected by the tsunami
KUALA MUDA KEDAH, Malaysia, 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,” says Hamidah Bte Che Rus, looking with preoccupation at her young daughter. “But I thank God for sparing the lives of my three children.”  




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