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(from ONE Winter 2014)

The Tsunami, 10 Years Later
Posted: 31 Dec 2014

In December, the world marked the 10-year anniversary of the devastating tsunami that swept over India and Indonesia on 26 December 2004. In a matter of minutes, more than 100,000 people died as waters flooded the shores of southern Asia, killing more than 15,000 in southern India alone.

Sustained by the prayers and generous support of thousands of donors, CNEWA responded within days, providing housing, replacing lost fishing boats, reequipping an orphanage and providing school supplies and bicycles for hundreds of children. CNEWA’s programs director, Thomas Varghese, spearheaded the response from India and describes the aftermath in a video on our website at