Aid Efforts Continue Well After Devastating 2004 Tsunami | Asian Tribune
Aid Efforts Continue Well After Devastating 2004 Tsunami | Asian Tribune: "Aid Efforts Continue Well After Devastating 2004 Tsunami Tue, 2007-10-30 13:38 Asian Tribune carries the following account appeared in the United States Department of State web portal on Monday, 29 October USINFO giving details of what has been done to bring relief to the Tsunami devastated nations in the Indian Ocean and the continued rebuilding of lives in those countries well after the December 2004 calamity.
By Ralph Dannheisser USINFO Special Correspondent Washington, 29 October -- Almost three years after a tsunami wreaked havoc along the rim of the Indian Ocean, survivors in the hardest-hit countries -- Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand -- are still trying to put their lives back together.
A broad range of governments, nongovernmental aid groups and individuals continues to provide resources and expertise to help them in the process.
The tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters of modern times, was spawned by a massive ocean-based earthquake that struck on December 26, 2004, centered off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. With a magnitude estimated between 9.1 and 9.3, the quake was among the largest ever recorded."