In addition to the drought and food deficit epidemic in Somalia, the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 imposed a devastating impact on communities that already faced vulnerability. The Tsunami affected thousands of households, destroying property, livestock, and other livelihoods of sustainability. In a matter of hours, many farming and fishing communities underwent complete destruction. The absence of an organized emergency response meant that these vulnerable communities did not have the necessary assistance to salvage property or protect human life in a timely manner. Sadly, these communities still struggle a decade after the Indian ocean Tsunami, only surviving through their resilience and whatever small support they can muster from local and international relief groups.
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