Editor’s note: This week leading up to the 5-year, 26 December anniversary of the tsunami disaster, we will share a snapshot of life almost five years after the cataclysmic event.
Almost five years since the tsunami disaster, the Red Cross Red Crescent has helped hundreds of thousands of survivors take significant steps along the road to recovery.
Khatijah, a 57-year old-woman, sells shrimp. She lost three children when the tsunami hit. Today, she makes about 5,000 rupias a day selling shrimp. This CHF/American Red Cross market allows people to sell fruit, vegetables, and fish in a cleaner, centralised area.