March 15 2005

Life after the sea surge

SOS Children's Villages' long-term relief programmes after the Tsunami disaster

14/03/2005 - One could feel the festive atmosphere, see the hustle and bustle. The entire square had been decorated, and a colourful sail was outstretched. Everybody was very excited and participated in making the celebration a success. The fishermen said a special prayer and then set out to sea - it was the first time in two months.

This boat secures the sustenance of several families - Photo: SOS Archives

The first catch in two months - Photo: SOS Archives

Distribution of vegetables in Komari, Sri Lanka - Photo: S. Posingis

Girl who visits the SOS Activity Centres in Komari (Sri Lanka) daily - Photo: S. Posingis