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December 2014

Gambian Christmas, Asian tsunami timeline, pictures & survivors' stories, Pictures of the year
Celebrating Christmas the Gambian way

Celebrating Christmas the Gambian way

Dec 09, 2014 01:00 PM

Sometimes Christmas seems to be inescapable! But what does the festive season look like in a country where 90% of the population is Muslim? In the Gambia, Christmas isn't the ubiquitous, month-long celebration it is here. However, that doesn't mean it's not a time for celebration – and not just for Christians, but Muslims too!

Asian tsunami 2004: A timeline

Asian tsunami 2004: A timeline

Dec 26, 2014 12:00 AM

10 years ago today, a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that spread to Asian shores. Waves reached 10m, and devastated communities in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and as far as East Africa.

Asian tsunami 2004: Survivors' stories

Asian tsunami 2004: Survivors' stories

Dec 28, 2014 12:00 AM

The Boxing Day tsunami claimed over a quarter of a million lives and caused widespread destruction to coastal communities. But there are many inspiring survival stories as well. Here, we introduce some of the children and families who are flourishing today thanks to our supporters.

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