Conservation Frontlines: CI Helps Tsunami Victims to Help Themselves
Conservation Frontlines: CI Helps Tsunami Victims to Help Themselves: "CI Helps Tsunami Survivors Replant, Rebuild, and Restore
Susie Ellis, Vice President of CI's Indonesia and Philippines Program
Banda Aceh, Indonesia (March 16, 2006): As our CI leadership team flew into this provincial capital last December for my third visit since the tsunami, it was hard to believe that almost a year had passed. Billions of tons of water inundated the city, killing nearly 170,000 people and leaving at least half a million without food, shelter, healthcare, or jobs. In certain parts seen from the air today, one would never know Banda Aceh had been hit. In others, little evidence of reconstruction can be seen, and the devastation is still hard to believe. "