» 01/26/2005, 00.00
New boats for fishermen who survived the tsunami
PIME priest speaks about the PIME relief campaign he is coordinating in Tamil Nadu. A month after the tragedy rebuilding has started.
Church encourages tsunami-affected fishermen to go back to the sea
Bishop of Kottar visits coastal parishes by sea. The Archbishop of Pondicherry hands new boats over to fishermen so they can go back out to sea and fish.
Fishermen most affected by the tsunami
Clergyman accuses government for failing to deal with disaster and calls for greater assistance to help fishermen get back fishing.
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PIME's tsunami reconstruction campaign raised almost 600,000 euros
Still no homes for Tsunami survivors
The charge is made by Mgr Mariadoss, bishop of Thanjavur diocese, one of the areas hardest-hit by the fury of the waves. The prelate accuses the "apathetic" administration and describes survivors as "victims for a second time".
Pupils eager to study, relieved to find schoolmates
Phuket missioner says he has not heard of post-tsunami child trafficking but knew of families driven to sell their children by abject poverty.
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