Cut Raja - Post Tsunami

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A fisherman's journey from tsunami back to the sea

On the morning of December 26, 2004, the most powerful earthquake in living memory produced a tsunami that swept over kms of coastline on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The disaster in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam claimed an estimated 130,000 lives and 40,000 more are still missing. Another 500,000 people lost their homes and were relocated into makeshifts shelters. The tsunami exacerbated the already existing problems and vulnerability of maginalized populations who had already endured a decades-long civil war.
Today, amongst survivors, there are approximately three to four times more men than women. This has had a severe impact on families and the social landscape of the coastline communities.
This is the story of Samsyul Bahri and his sole remaining daughter in Banda Aceh.They are both survivors of the tsunami.
20 March 2006
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