Mike Rea & Mayra Padilla:www.TsunamiPlus10.org – Chapter 1, Sri Lanka and the 8
Tsunami + 10:
Exploring the legacy of the Boxing Day Tsunami – and renewing our commitment.
October 2, 2012
after the camera crews
had gone?After aid organizations had spent the
world’s unprecedented donations
?As the tsunami’s 10
what can we learn
about what was accomplished
and how to do it better next time?
Disaster giving is potent –
for the donations made available and the chance to reshape communities, we need to maximize it!The Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami and quake claimed
,making it one of the five worst disasters in modern times.Unique among disasters, its death toll was global, taking from
.And in a sign of divine irony,
two chronic conflict zones
received a tremendous infusion of aid dollars and personnel.Somehow, both Sri Lanka and Aceh are at peace today.