Tag Archives: Tsunami
Posted on 26. Dec, 2014 by Lutheran World Relief.
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that swept through Asia, forever changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In total, 227,898 people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and about 1.7 million people were displaced in 14 countries in South Asia and East Africa. The tsunami […]
Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
On Sunday, December 26, 2004, an earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean. This earthquake caused a disastrous and infamous tsunami, with waves nearly 100 feet high. The disaster killed over 230,000 people in fourteen countries. The island nation of Sri Lanka was one of the hardest hit by the tsunami; over 35,000 people died and […]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week, and the media is laser-focused on the nuances and of the various speeches from Governor Christie, Representative Ryan and, of course, Mr. Romney himself. While the convention rolled along, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Suspicious […]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by Amy Burke.
If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably seen the Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video or spotted #StopKony trending on Twitter this past week. The news has been flooded with this social media experiment intended for raising awareness about the LRA in Uganda and the many, many criticisms the campaign has created. Here are this week’s stories, excavated […]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
It may not surprise you to know that we, at Lutheran World Relief, get the largest numbers of donations following a well-publicized natural disaster, like the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, or the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As much as we try to publicize the sustainable development work that we do to help people […]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by Nikki Massie.
We always talk about how Lutheran World Relief “stays for the long haul” after emergencies, often remaining with communities long after other organizations have moved on. When our Sri Lanka Country Director, Michele Cecere, passed along Sakunthala’s story, I thought it represented well what we mean by staying for the long haul. Like so many […]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by Trevor Knoblich.
Japan is facing what many humanitarian professionals have called a triple disaster: a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, followed by a raging tsunami of 20- to 30-foot waves, followed by significant damage to its Fukushima nuclear power plant. While Japan is considered a developed country — one of the top 3 economies in the world — the level […]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2011 by Serena Mithbaokar.
by Serena Mithbaokar Sendai is very dear to my heart. Until last Friday, any mention of Sendai was usually met with puzzled looks, blank stares or head shakes. Most people outside of Japan had simply never heard of Sendai. Friday’s historic 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami has changed that — Sendai is already becoming eponymous […]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
December 26, 2004 is a day forever committed to Rashmi’s memory. It is the day the waters of the Indian Ocean tsunami came and washed away many of her hopes and dreams. When the tsunami struck her village of Kullathamedu on the southern coast of India, it devastated the entire community, but Dalit women like […]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
Unima and her husband were severely affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Not only did it bring massive destruction to their village, Unima lost a leg and now walks with the help of a prosthetic leg. Her husband fell from a coconut tree and is confined to a wheelchair. Unima and her family live […]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
by Dan Ruth On Monday we posted a question on Facebook that asked people to guess (without searching the internet) which of the world’s countries is most prone to natural disasters. We received many good guesses, with intelligent and thoughtful reasons backing them up. Three of those people got the answer correct, and that answer […]