Wave of support

Tsunami relief and rehabilitation

, by Frontline

ON December 26, 2004, giant waves lashed coastal India and left behind a trail of death and destruction. It also left behind lessons in resilience for many. The tsunami anniversary kindles memories of loss and offers, for the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that helped the victims in their trying times, an opportunity for introspection. Development Promotion Group (DPG) was one NGO that stepped in to help though it had no experience in relief and rehabilitation of the sort that a disaster of the magnitude of the 2004 tsunami warranted. What began as an immediate response to the disaster has continued for almost five years. Today, it has enlarged its mandate from mere relief to community sustenance. Read more