Plaque gifted by the Matara Branch of the Sri Lankan Red Cross Society to the British Red Cross, December 2006

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2006

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Plaque gifted by the Matara Branch of the Sri Lankan Red Cross Society to the British Red Cross, December 2006, following the Tsunami operation. This gift from the District Branch of Sri Lanka Red Cross was given in appreciation of the support that had been provided to affected population by BRC following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Presented to the programme manager British Red Cross Sri Lanka programme 14th December 2006.
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Objects
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History
An earthquake and tsunami occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December 2004 with an epicentre in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of northern Sumatra. Approximately 227,898 people were killed and communities in 14 countries along the surrounding coasts of the Indian Ocean were left devastated.
Catalogue Number
2802/3
Associated Person and Role
British Red Cross Society. UK Office. International Division

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