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Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation

_thumbnail_22.grateful_boy.jpg The Family India has been able to help the victims of several natural disasters such as the Orissa Cyclone of 1999, the Gujarat Earthquake of 2001, and more recently the Tsunami of 2004. The South Asian tsunami in December 2004 was modern history’s worst natural disaster. Thousands in the state of Tamil Nadu lost lives, homes, and loved ones. The Family India has been working with the victims of the tsunami since early 2005, and has been involved in relief distribution, emotional support to children, school renovation and rebuilding, teaching training programmes, providing boats to fishermen (159 to date), and tools to boat workers. The Family India continues to work with the victims of the tsunami. Most recent projects include building schools and hostels and rebuilding proper houses in villages.