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Temporary shelters in Ungoofaaru for the people of Kandholhudhoo. The entire population of Kandholhudhoo was displaced following the tsunami & after four years in temporary shelters they just moved to the newly built island of Dhuvaafaru.

 

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Contractor and consultant getting ready to complete a day's work at Raa. Dhuvaafaru (Maldives). While the contractor, with over 500 workers, stays in the uninhabited island, the consultant's staff (Cardno International of Australia) travels to the nearby island of Ugoofaaru (the atoll capital) for the night.

 

More about the project: www.flickr.com/photos/mustharshid/346684891/

Ibrahim Hassan – Dhuvaafaru, Maldives

 

“I was fishing and didn’t realize what had happened,” says Ibrahim Hassan. When he returned home he found his family in a boat because their island was destroyed. In December 2008, the Hassan family relocated to their new island, built from the ground up by the Red Cross and equipped with schools, sports facilities, and more than 600 houses.

 

Please credit Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.

 

For more info, please visit www.redcross.org/tsunami.

Remember that happiness is a way of travel -- not a destination

I feel safe when you are with me;

You show me fun things to do;

You make my life much better;

The best father I know is you.

 

I’m happy you’re my Dad

And so I want to say

I love you, Dad, and wish you

A Happy Father’s Day!

 

By Joanna Fuchs

Location: Raa atoll, Dhuvaafaru (island being constructed as a safe island by IFRC)

 

"Nature springs are caught in a war

The imperious demands are the local law

It is dragging us down to the emperor's gate

 

Everyone is a submarine

Looking for a dream far away"

 

-The good the bad and the queen-

Blue lagoon of R. Dhuvaafaru, Rep of Maldives.

Dhuvaafaru Island [45 hectares in size] is now home to over 4,000 people. The reef surrounding the island forming a lagoon provides protection against tidal surges and beach erosion.

"Solitude is the beginning of all freedom." - William O. Douglas

Location: Raa Dhuvaafaru, Maldives

Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS

Processed in Canon DPP

Exposure: 1/3000 sec, Aperture: f/4.5, Focal Length: 46mm, ISO: 400

A screenshot from an Al Jazeera news report about Dhuvaafaru, one of five so-called "safer islands" in the Maldives archipelago set aside for communities displaced by the 2004 tsunami. The infrastructure on the formerly uninhabited island was built from scratch by the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, even though Dhuvaafaru is one of the lowest-lying islands in the Maldives and highly vulnerable to climate change.

 

My interest in this particular image, however, is the metal-frame seating against the wall. I'm struck by the simplicity of the design, not to mention its suitability to a tropical climate. The netting that forms the seat and back is ripped in parts, but netting is a relatively inexpensive material that's likely to be easily available (fishing is the Maldives second main industry, after tourism) and simple to replace. The seats look quite comfortable too.

  

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Location: Primary School Campus, R. Dhuvaafaru

 

In some islands, a coconut shoot will not be grown so independently because of the people of that island, but when i noticed this one, no one ever touched it..

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

Qasim Ibrahim's visit to R.Dhuvaafaru, 06th May 2013, #tharahQeegaimu

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