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Tsunami: 6 Months After the Tragedy that Shook Asia

After the tragedy of Late-December’s Tsunami, relief efforts from different organizations were sent to assist countries ranging from Indonesia to India.
( [email protected] ) Jun 25, 2005 08:25 PM EDT

After the tragedy of Late-December’s Tsunami, relief efforts from different organizations were sent to assist countries ranging from Indonesia to.

Out of all these organizations, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) collected about two million EURO dollars from thousands of benefactors to different parishes to private firms, for its proposal in aiding victims in southeast Asia, initiated shortly after December 26.

The large portion of this contribution came from TG4 Mediaset, which allocated funds for the population affected in Andaman and the Nicobar Islands in India.

PIME proposed hope for projects on solidarity and human development, with special active emphasis on short to medium-term missions. In addition, PIME offered on-site resources, PIME missionaries and the NGO, New Humanity, for the purpose of strengthening these projects.

Six months later, PIME releases special reports for India, Thailand, and Myanmar and the projects that are under-way.

One example, is the project in Tamil Nadu, the hardest struck by the tsunami, which will give support to farmers who want to resume working, educating children whose families endured the tsunami hardship, the restoration of an orphanage, and further supporting activities already in progress by the Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception, PIME sisters.

Another organization, Jesuit Tsunami Service, Fr Amalraj Chinnapan SJ, the head director of Tamil Nadu, hopes to rebuild faith for the tsunami survivors by taking on a long-term goal of reconstruction. Although there are challenges, he is convinced that by helping people to reconcile their faith in God, true recovery can be accomplished.