The Manacare Foundation is working in southern Sri Lanka, creating a new, sustainable community after the devastation caused by the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.
On Boxing Day 2004, the entire planet vibrated, moving off its axis by a centimetre – such was the colossal magnitude of the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in Asia that created devastating tsunamis that struck the coasts of the region. It was one of the longest lasting and strongest earthquakes ever recorded on Earth.
Few will forget the heart-wrenching images on the television news broadcast across the world on that supposedly festive day. The resulting carnage killed some 230,000 people; a natural disaster that is almost incomprehensible.
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