January 1 2005

"No joys of childhood on their faces"

Latest news from the SOS Relief Programmes in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia

01/01/2005 - Victor Painadath, coordinator of the emergency relief programmes in South India, sent a report yesterday about the first children who became orphans by the tsunami and who are being cared for at the SOS relief camps. Emergency teams from SOS Children's Villages tell of the current situation in the heavily affected areas in eastern Sri Lanka and the emergency aid provided by the organisation. Co-workers in Indonesia should reach the province of Aceh within the next four days.


At an SOS Relief Camp in South India - Photo: SOS Archives

Children being orphaned by the tsunami at the coastal villages in India - Photo: SOS Archives