The Hua Laem Tsunami Relief Effort

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Koh Lanta, Thailand--Two boys play "Tsunami Tsunami" in a ditch in their village of Hua Laem on Koh Lanta island, Thailand, after the Tsunami destroyed most of the village's longtails fishing boats and many of its homes.  Research shows that children often express their trauma through play by reenacting the experience that traumatized them.  By playing "Tsunami Tsunami" these children are showing in all likelihood signs of post traumatic stress disorder.  © Julia Cumes / The Image Workss