Villagers living on the Colachel coast in Kanyakumari district have felt the blow of the powerful tsunami waves differently. While some have lost their dear ones, others have lost their houses. Many have lost their means of livelihood - their vallams (traditional fishing boats made of 4 wooden logs), canoes, catamarans and mechanised boats.
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Aditi Kapoor writes how some of the things she has seen will forever remain etched on her mind.
A selection of photos from the first month of the tsunami response; from the morning after through the emergency aid and construction of safe water supplies.
Photo: Two brothers, Rahmat and Ari look out of the damaged wreck of their home. Their home is right next door to the Oxfam shop where unwanted items of building or construction materials are traded to assist the reconstruction of homes. Credit: Jim Holmes
In Krueng Raya, a village 45 minutes west of Banda Aceh, people are taking their future into their own hands. Five days after the Tsunami, they started rebuilding their homes. From the rubble and destruction left behind by the disaster on December 26th, they have been finding tools, wood, plastic and other material to build the places that will house them for the coming months or perhaps years.
Cuddalore: January 8: It is all powdery white sand where fisherman M Kandasami's house one stood. The remnants of his belongings left over by an angry sea are bundled up in open air amid sea breeze in Velangirayan Peta village.
Max Martin gathers some survivors stories from Cuddalore in the Tamil Nadu region of India and details the Oxfam emergency aid programme including the delivery of 9000 hygiene kits.
Aruna Uprety reports from Cuddalore a beachside resort, about 4-5 hours from Chennai on the horrific sights of the aftermath of the tsunami.
Aruna Uprety reports from Thitu, a devestated village on an island in Cuddalore in the Tamil Nadu region of India.
Aruna Uprety writes about the daily life of the survivors in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami in Nagarpatnam in the Tamil Nadu region of India.