On Boxing Day 2004, a deadly tsunami originating in the Indian Ocean struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. The results were devastating: almost 250,000 people died and scenes of the tsunami striking and the aftermath dominated the news. It became one of the most well-documented natural disasters in history. For a two-part evening, in partnership with Christian Aid and featuring work by Tim Hetherington, we will be reflecting on the developments we have seen since the Indian Ocean tsunami and how communication around natural disasters has evolved.
The Financial Times is hosting an auction of fantastic photographs on Tuesday 9th March to raise funds for Oxfam’s relief effort in Samoa. It is seven months since an 8.3 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster Oxfam provided safe water, sanitation and food […]