Tsunami Pictures: 1 Swedish tourist and courageous mother, Karin Svaerd right inset , runs into the water to save her children from the tsunami in Thailand. They all survived. The three children are left insets, from left to right : Filip, 11; Anton, 14; and Viktor, Tsunami Pictures: 2 A man gets caught in the tsunami.
Ten Years Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami - The Atlantic
While the Asian tsunami was a natural disaster, the extent of its impact on the lives of millions of people was far from inevitable. The victims were overwhelmingly the poor. Why did their governments leave them at the mercy of the waves? Why was there no warning system in place? Why were they living in such vulnerable circumstances? These are questions that can only be answered by delving beneath the sensational headlines to the deeper political, economic and social causes of the December 26 catastrophe. The indifference and contempt of governments in the affected countries, and especially of the major powers, towards the victims of the tsunami, flows organically from the nature of the capitalist profit system itself.
Tjalang, Sumatra, Indonesia tsunami relief Lamno, Sumatra, Indonesia tsunami children it leaves you speechless performing surgery on an Indonesian patient testing for disease and impurities Gunung Meunasah, Sumatra, Indonesia tsunami image Indonesian citizens and relief workers Jan. Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name Name Email help private comment. God is great!! Michael Root Apr I was on the uss essex in the persian gulf when the tsunami hit, and saw the devastation first hand, and just have one quick comment.
Aerial shots of Banda Aceh in Indonesia and of the west coast taken in January show the extent of the devastation in the wake of the tsunami: a landscape scarred by damaged roads, bridges and electricity pylons, and strewn with debris. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. This picture of Calang town in Aceh Jaya district shows the impact of the tsunami on local infrastructure. The wave swept across Calang, taking much of the settlement with it. According to local estimates, the town originally had 7, inhabitants; survived the tsunami and only bodies were found.