When the tsunami struck on 26 December 2004, humanitarian agencies were confronted with an unprecedented challenge.
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The unprecedented generosity of publics around the world to help people hit by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 saved lives and gave affected people the means to make genuine long-term recoveries, says international aid agency Oxfam.
When working in communications and media relations, a big part of your job is to show and tell the world what you have seen. One of my first assignments in Sierra Leone was to watch Oxfam distributing hygiene kits in the slums of Freetown and talk with quarantined families.
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Arie and Rahmat’s stories of survival and resistance in Lampaya – a small fishing community in Indonesia’s Aceh Province – are symbolic of the experiences millions of others had on 26 December 2004. Ten years on, the vivid images of the waves and aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami linger in our minds.