SOS Children responded immediately. In the early months, our effort reached 23,000 people. In the years after, we opened six new SOS Children's Villages for tsunami orphans, built more than 2000 family houses, and provided 300 fishing boats. In the interactive timeline below, see how events unfolded.
10 years on
The Boxing Day tsunami hit Asian coasts 10 years ago. Look back at the disaster and the healing process that followed through photos and survivors' stories:
- Meet the survivors: Meet Ishan, Putri and other SOS children who survived the tsunami and are enjoying a happy, healthy childhood thanks to our supporters
We were able to raise $60 million for the tsunami aid effort, thanks to our generous supporters. Without you, none of this would have been possible.
Did you know you can sponsor a child in one of the Children's Villages opened after the tsunami? Many children living in these Villages lost parents or were separated from their family by the tsunami. They now get the chance of a new life and a loving family home.