By World Vision staff
Five years ago, on the morning of 26th
December 2004, a massive undersea earthquake triggered a series of tsunamis
that charged across the Indian ocean. The surging waves hit the shores
of a dozen countries. Around 230,000 people lost their lives in the disaster.
World Vision mounted its largest-ever
relief response, assisting more than one million people in five countries:
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Myanmar.
Tsunami response programmes across the
region have ensured that homes, education, health facilities and livelihood