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Tsunami Relief -Galle, Sri Lanka- Intro

Tsunami Relief in Galle, Sri Lanka
Problem:
K.G. Nadeeka Dilan, a mechanic in Sri Lanka, lost his daughter, 13 relatives, a house and a job in the tsunami. For thousands of survivors like him, rebuilding means much more than satisfying physical needs.
Example of Impact:
Dilan was given assistance to set up a temporary camp for family and neighbors, a total of 63 families. He coordinated grants and assistance from NGOs and government agencies to help camp dwellers. He himself is back in business now.
Approach:
Help Tsunami victims revive their communities - a restoration of lives, livelihoods and social networks - by supporting participation and community leaders like Dilan.
Challenges Remaining:
The task of helping tsunami-affected communities get back together is enormous. Community leaders are playing a pivotal role in easing the process.



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