The Tsunami of 2004

As a result of a heavy seaquake on Sunday December 26 the coast of several countries around the Indian Ocean were hit by high and destructive tsunami waves. About 300.000 people lost their live.

Sri Lanka was the second worst hit country. More than 60.000 people died. Many people lost all their property.

The pictures below are taken the first weeks after the Tsunami.

Total Destruction
Total Destruction 

Collecting Bodies    
Collecting Bodies   Mourning about lost family members

Lost everything: His wife, 7 children, father, mother and house
Lost everything: His wife, 7 children, father, mother and house 

Living in a school     Living in a refugee camp
Living in a school   Living in a refugee camp

The tsunami drawn by a young boy
The tsunami drawn by a young boy
   
Assembly of relief packages     Relief kitchen
Assembly of relief packages   Relief kitchen

Distribution of relief packages
Distribution of relief packages