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  • Thursday, December 30, 2004

    5 million in 11 countries lack basic requirements

    That is a shocking figure, imagine if the tsunami had happened where we live and destroyed millions of people's lives in our own countries.

    According to ICRC estimates, there are 500,000 injured people across the region, 200,000 with serious injuries. In Sri Lanka alone there are a million people without shelter.
    One aid worker for Cafod described the scene in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, as: "Corpses, corpses and more corpses. Walking on foot in the streets, it is all corpses. There is a rotten smell everywhere. Because people drowned, their stomachs are full and today they started to tear open.

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