Remembering the Victims of Tsunami

Was just browsing the newspaper headlined today and found this piece very interesting. What you see in the Photograph is 100s and 1000s of people in Vizag (a town in Andhra Pradesh, India) getting together with women carrying the Kalash (decorated pots with first fill of water that they collected from the pots n wells for pooja) in procession to the Mother Ganga (Water in any water body is considered form of Ganges the Diety) sea god (remember the havoc that the sea god created) to pacify and plead him for peace and not destroy their livelihoods.

Its a routine ritual except the fact that this year millions of people joined the Fisher folk from across the continents.

Indian survivors orphaned by the December offer prayers at a tsunami remembrance monument in Nagapattinam

Children who lost their parents placed wreaths on a memorial

Some marked their loss by dropping flowers into the waters

A young Swedish girl points out a photograph on a memorial wall during a memorial service at Mai Khao, Thailand
I think you need to come back
Pigge Werkelin
Swedish survivor returning to Thailand
Tsunami children’s images



Photojournalist Htun Htun Niang instructs one of the Burmese children on the programme in southern Thailand (image courtesy of Unicef)

Two years ago, the Asian tsunami killed more than 200,000 people. The Insight Out project is helping children affected by the disaster to express themselves in words and pictures.

One of the participants of the project in southern Thailand (image courtesy of Unicef)

More than 100 children have been taking part, from some of the worst-affected areas of Thailand and Indonesia. Photojournalists are helping them document their experiences.

The wall of missing, by 13-year-old  Yusindar, Al Aziziyah boarding school/orphanage, Banda Aceh

Some of the chosen subjects are poignant reminders of the tsunami. Yusindar, a 13-year-old from Indonesia’s Aceh province, took this picture of people still classified as missing.

Missing shoe, by Eka Purwanti, Al Aziziyah boarding school/orphanage, Banda Aceh

Her friend, 14-year-old Eka, took this photograph of a small girl’s shoe found on an Acehnese beach nearly a year after the disaster.

Moken funeral mound, by 12-year-old Wongsakorn Songsaengchan, Tung Wa Village, Phang-Nga, Thailand

In south Thailand, 12-year-old Wongsakorn Songsaengchan chose to photograph a traditional funeral mound where 42 victims from his indigenous Moken community were buried.

Boat 813, by 11-year-old Kapkaew Leebamrung, Baan Nai Rai, southern Thailand

Kapkaew Leebamrung, 11, took a picture of her friend on a boat brought inland by the tsunami. “Many visitors… wonder how a wave could wash such a big boat ashore,” she says.

Family life, by 12-year-old Narumon Wongsit, Baan Ban Muang, southern Thailand

Other children looked at daily life. Narumon, 12, photographed her one-room home. “I have many responsibilities in helping my family. I’m happy to be able to help,” she says.

Image by Win Maw, 12, who lives in a temporary shelter behind Ban Nieng Market, southern Thailand

Win Maw, a 12-year-old Burmese girl living in a temporary shelter in southern Thailand, took this picture of her teacher applying traditional Burmese “thanatkha” to her face.

Children on the programme in southern Thailand, playing in the sea

Two years after the tsunami, these children are slowly learning to accept the past while moving on to the future. [Images by Unicef and the InSight Out children]

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5 thoughts on “Remembering the Victims of Tsunami

  1. Anonymous

    ya know what really upsets me, is how easily people forget, unless someone famous has died, people tend to not care and I will tell you, I CARE!!! My heart goes out to all within the area in which was affected as well as the victims and their families, I donated to the redcross to aid with the relief for there.

  2. sunny

    I’ll never forget. I have one word to say to all, or i should say phrase. Support UNICEF or the companies that do. Their web page has a list. They do so much, so very much for for the world in need and children throughout the world. I have thoroughly checked them out and fully support their efforts. GOOD!!

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