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How did the tsunami affect you?

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Tsunami damage

It’s been almost five years since the tsunami tore across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 people in 13 countries and sparking an unprecedented outpouring of global giving.

Ahead of the anniversary, a major new multimedia documentary tells the stories of survivors whose lives were transformed by the tragedy. “Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope” is a joint production by Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Red Cross. Click here to view.

We’d like to add the experiences of Reuters readers. Perhaps you or someone you know were directly involved. Maybe the catastrophe moved you to respond in a special way.

Whatever your experience, use the comments section below to share your story.

from Africa News blog:

Forgiveness in paradise?

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If you lived on an archipelago that defined paradise with palm-fringed white sand beaches and emerald green waters, you would expect a relaxed, lazy pace of life.

Lazy would be a generous description of the Seychellois soldier’s wave at the entrance to State House as I arrived with my local colleague George Thande - who is admittedly a regular visitor here.

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