South Asia Tsunami Disaster

IFAW worked on location with local communities in Southern Asia to help in the recovery efforts of one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

The lives of people and animals are intimately connected, a fact that has never been so clear as in the wake of the devastating tsunami disaster that hit Southern Asia on December 26th, 2005.

The death toll from the December 26 earthquake and tsunamis, which shattered tourist resorts and seaside communities from Thailand to East Africa, was more than 280,000 people.