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Boxing Day tsunami 2004

For several years after the devastating tsunami of 2004, our staff worked on a wide range of projects – from organising relief to rebuilding houses and handing out cash grants for businesses.

A Red Cross delegate surveys tsunami destruction in Sri Lanka

How we helped tsunami survivors

Houses, livelihoods, cash grants - find out how we've helped tsunami survivors in Indonesia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

An Indonesian house built by the Red Cross

Building new homes for tsunami survivors

We've built thousands of homes for survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia and the Maldives. Read some of their stories.

Man smiling in clothes shop

Restoring livelihoods after the tsunami

Thousands of families have been helped to restore their lives through cash grants from the British Red Cross. Read some of the gripping stories behind this work.