Reportage: Tsunami in Sri Lanka: Tsunami

One of 36 children from the Senthalir Orphanage who survived the Tsunami and is now being cared for at a UNICEF crisis center in the Tamil north of the country. Eighty-four children and 4 staff members from the orphanage were killed when the Tsunami struck on 26 December 2004. Many of the children were orphans of Sri Lanka’s long civil war. Others were the children of war widows who had left them in the care of the orphanage while they received job training in another town. The surviving children are traumatized by the event.Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.Photo © J.B. Russell
Tsunami, January 2005

One of 36 children from the Senthalir Orphanage who survived the Tsunami and is now being cared for at a UNICEF crisis center in the Tamil north of the country. Eighty-four children and 4 staff members from the orphanage were killed when the Tsunami struck on 26 December 2004. Many of the children were orphans of Sri Lanka’s long civil war. Others were the children of war widows who had left them in the care of the orphanage while they received job training in another town. The surviving children are traumatized by the event. 

Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. 

Photo © J.B. Russell