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Sri Lanka Tsunami

10 Years on, What the Tsunami Taught Me

BRAC | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact

10 years on, let's take a moment to remember lives lost, and fundamentally changed in an instant. And let's pause to reflect and wonder at the resilience and hope within all of us. Today, almost anywhere on Sri Lanka's coastline, you would hardly know the magnitude of horrors endured there.

German Nurse Starts an Orphanage in Sri Lanka

Karin Badt | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Karin Badt

How did Angelika Riedlinger, a German nurse from Kaiserslautern, come to start an orphanage by a lagoon in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan Child Assumed Dead In 2004 Tsunami Found ALIVE

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A six-year-old Sri Lankan girl previously believed to have been lost or killed during the 2004 tsunami has been found after six years. The BBC repor...

Heartbreak in Post-War Jaffna

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adele Barker

The stories I hear in Jaffa are heart wrenching. They hide behind the surfeit of activity that define the surface of this town. Underneath there are stories that are not fathomable.

Remembering The Tsunami, 55,000 Bicycles Later

F.K. Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
F.K. Day

My wife and I flew to Sri Lanka days after the tsunami struck. At the end of 18 months, we had distributed 24,400 bicycles to the men, women and children most severely affected by the disaster.

Tsunami Anniversary: A Christmas Without War

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adele Barker

I returned to Sri Lanka for eight months after the tsunami to work on my book about the island Not Quite Paradise. I thought I had finished the book in 2004, but then the wave hit. And everything changed.

Between War and Peace In Sri Lanka

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adele Barker

We are fourteen hours into the New Year as I write this. I've been thinking a lot recently about what the future holds for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Tsunami: The Fifth Anniversary

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adele Barker

Kids squealed with delight just feet from impromptu graveyards erected just days after December 26, 2004. It is a mixture of heartbreak and hope, joy tempered on this island by the memory of a past much too recent to die.

Jaffna Rebuilds: After The Tsunami In Sri Lanka

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adele Barker

Peace has come to the north of this war torn country. It's a very different place than it was three years ago when I was here.