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Turning Around The Tsunami: UN-Habitat Builds More Than Houses

In the Ampara district, on Sri Lanka’s east coast, UN-Habitat/ RCIS funded by the Norwegian People’s Aid helps 475 families who found themselves stranded at different stages of rebuilding the homes they lost to the 2004 tsunami. In Ampara, as in other parts of Sri Lanka and elsewhere in South and South East Asia, the ...

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Australian Red Cross Lends a Helping Hand to A Tsunami Hit Orphan

Ajmeer Khan was a regular playful 10 years old, a grade 5 student of the Al Jalal Vidyalaya in Sainthamaratu. He lived with his parents at Hospital Road, Sainthamarathu in Kalmunai, Ampara district on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The Tsunami of December 2004 turned his life upside down; both his parents died tragically ...

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World Habitat Day 2008

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the ...

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