Tsunami Aftermath In Sri Lanka
An earthquake in the Indian Ocean at the end of 2004 was the trigger of a series of tsunamis in Southeast Asia, with waves of up to 30 meters high. Over 230,000 people in 14 countries were killed and millions more were displaced. The extent of the worldwide effort was in correlation to the size of the natural disaster: some 14 billion US dollars were donated by the world in humanitarian aid. In Sri Lanka, more than 40,000 people were killed and over 1 million people were displaced.