Stories of the decade: 2004 Tsunami
October 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
Natural disasters are normal events in everyday life. However, a natural disaster in the scale of the 2004 Tsunami probably only happens once every century. Indeed, what took place on December 26, 2004 was one of historic proportions. According to the UN, the tsunami killed nearly 250,000 people and displaced almost 2 millions more. The scale of destructions on the countries affected was enormous and unprecedented.
One good thing that came out from this devastating event was the extraordinary compassion shown by people around the world. Billions of dollars were raised for the recovery effort, and thousands of volunteers from around the world had spent time in the affected areas to help the people there rebuilding their lives. It was a wonderful gesture of goodwill and offered hope for humanity.