Red Cross builds new home for the homeless

The Red Cross website recently posted a great story about our work four years after the tsunami hit Southeast Asia and East Africa. It is worth passing on. E-mail me if you have any questions!

Mat Morgan, Washington, D.C.

Four years after the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami displaced millions of people, the American Red Cross is relocating families who lost their homes to a newly built community in the Maldives.

In the aftermath of the tsunami, 3,600 people were left homeless on the island of Kandolhudhoo and sent to temporary camps on five neighboring islands. Instead of rebuilding the infrastructure on their former island, the government of Maldives determined the nearby-uninhabited island of Dhuvaafaru would be a safer alternative for the population because it is more protected from future tsunamis. The government turned to the American Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to make the relocation possible.

Read the full story here!

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