26 Dec 2009

People in tsunami area now better off - Oxfam

2:07 pm on 26 December 2009

Oxfam says people in Indonesia who survived the tsunami on 26 December, 2004, are largely better off than before.

The tsunami, the result of a 9.2 undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, took an estimated 230,000 lives there. Thirteen countries were affected.

Oxfam says aid money and assistance sent to the Banda Aceh area have enabled a lot of formerly impoverished people to start a new life.

But it says many are still grieving for their families and friends who lost their lives.