5 December 2006 – In rural Sri Lanka , widowers try to forge a new life after the tsunami

Tape#: JN 6729- Tsunami two year – Sri Lanka widowers
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© UNICEF Sri Lanka/2006

Thangaiah Simson, 59, is a widower in Sri Lanka whose wife was swept away when the Indian Ocean tsunami ravaged his village in 2004.

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Production date: 4 November 2006

Duration: 2:28

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Sri Lanka, widowers, tsunami

Main shooting locations: Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Main sequences: Two-year tsunami anniversary: Fisherman Thangaiah Simson, 59, lost his wife in the 2004 tsunami. With help from the international community, he and his four sons have moved in to a new home. To mark the anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that devastated eight countries, UNICEF will release a two-year progress report, 'Much Done, More to Do’, on 8 December 2006. 

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