Recovering a Future

Five years ago

Since the tsunami struck on Boxing Day 2004, the British Red Cross has rebuilt entire communities from scratch, and rebuilt them stronger.

Faced with many challenges and difficult decisions, the British Red Cross has left communities better able to cope with future disasters that may hit.


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Understanding recovery
Following a disaster, relief work is about providing life-saving assistance. The rapid provision of food, water, shelter and medical care is vital to prevent further loss of life and alleviate suffering.
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What we've achieved
When an earthquake registering nine on the Richter scale struck off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on Boxing Day morning, 2004, it triggered tidal waves up to 30 feet high.
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