Thailand Tsunami - My Experience in Khao Lak - 26 December 2004
 
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Before/After The Tsunami Walking Out Devastation Relief Work

Part V: Assisting the Survivors

Donation collection point in Bangkok
Collecting donations in Bangkok 
  
Many large black plastic bottles of formaldehyde
Bottles of formaldehyde waiting to be shipped south 


Stacks of coffins
Coffins ready to be shipped at the Bangkok airport 
  
Mountains of relief supplies
Relief supplies to be sent south 


Volunteers sorting piles of donated supplies
Sorting through mountainous piles of donations 
  
John in piles of goods
John amid piles of donated goods 


John and Solomon in transit to Krabi on a C-130
Solomon, John aboard a US Airforce C-130 enroute to Krabi 
  
Looking for bodies
Searching for survivors under collapsed roof 


Long convey of supply trucks
Convey of trucks transporting supplies 
  
Rows of bodies wrapped in white plastic
Daily collection of recently found bodies 


Message boards with pictures of the missing
Missing notices 
  
Unloading relief supplies from back of army truck
Unloading supplies 


Hundreds of bodies waiting for DNA samples to be taken
Uncovered bodies waiting to be identified 
  
Covered bodies
More unidentified bodies 


Identification volunteers
Identification teams 
  
Hundreds of tents at refugee camp
Refugee camp 


Woman giving receipt for donated money
Donation of money to refugee camp 
  
Solomon depositing cash into donation box
Solomon donating money 


Piles of donated clothes in between heavy equipment
Kids playing in piles of donated clothes 

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