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Boxing Day


When did it occur?

It happened on 26th December 2004 at 7:59AM. This tsunami became one of the deadliest in history.

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"My heart was jackhammering and my lungs were ready to burst, and I just kept swimming for that circle of light coming from the surface — and eventually I got there."-Christine Lang

The tsunami occurred after an earthquake. It affected more than 18 countries from Southeast Asia to Southern Africa, killing more than 230,000 people and leaving more than one million homeless

A tsunami is a natural disaster




+ $13 billion

to fix the damage



died from drowning.

Long term effects

What were the lasting impacts on the enviorment, economy and communities?


Rebuilding buildings and sites, especially homes and infrastructure that are better for earthquakes


Peoples houses got completely destroyed making them homeless. So the country would need to rehome people

Agricultural land

Because of the sea water coming on land , it made the agricultural land useless.

Boxing Day Tsunami 2004

How did others respond?

The international community

National response

Oxfam's response


Today, survivors and families of victims gather across Asia to remember the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, while in the UK, where nearly 150 Britons perished, people reflect on resilience and generosity, rebuilding lives after tragedy

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