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This is the temporary jetty built on Raa. Dhuvaafaru by Singaporean construction company Lian Beng, who are building 600 housing units funded by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The project, which is a donation for Tsunami victims will cost approximately 24 million US dollars.

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:

U look wild, but beautiful....................

Beach of Raa. Dhuvaafaru (Maldives).


The island was inhabited by people some hundred years ago. However, for no apparent reason, the island was abandoned like many other islands in Maldives. Today, the only visible signs of past human inhabitations are a cemetery, foundation of a mosque and a well. One of our national hero, Dandahelu comes from this island.


By 2008, the island will be a new settlement, with 600 houses, 2 schools, community buildings, a harbor and other public service buildings, for the tsunami victims of Raa. Kandholhudhoo community. The main donor for this project, which is estimated to cost some US$ 30 million, is International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Housing Units for Tsunami Victims at Raa. Dhuvaafaru

Tsunami Victims of Raa. Kandholhudhoo are still hoping to go to their safe land (Raa. Dhuvaafru). But the 3rd is going to ends soon, they are waiting desperately for the housing to be finished, so that they can return to their normal life.


Explore #427

Construction of the mosque in the Promised Land for the Kandholhudhoo IDP's [Internally Displaced Population].

Sunset at the island of Dhuvaafaru. After a long shower of rain.

For more info on this house, pls click this link(s) Dhuvaafaru

Rep.of Maldives : Location

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

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.

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-

"My all time dream was to become a pilot, ever since I was a kid. I did have some hope, until I went into a welding shop one day. The sparks from the metalwork flew right into my eye, and ruined my vision. So they wouldn't let me in for pilot training. It was hard not to feel like a failure, even though it wasn't really my fault. I'm a tailor now, and I've got 3 kids. I wonder where I may be now if things had happened differently. But I'm happy. I'm still happy." ===================== R.Dhuvaafaru, Maldives, December 2014.

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

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

2012 | Raa Dhuvaafaru, Maldives

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

Seacucumber fisharies is practiced in every corner of the Maldives. It is dried and exported to markets such as Hong Khong and Thailand, there it is used as thikning agent for Soups. I asked a person there(Raa atoll Dhuvaafaru) how much they sell each dried seacucumber and he said that they sell each one for Mrf 35.00(2.75 $). Profitable bussiness indeed

Location: Raa atoll, Dhuvaafaru


"It breaks my very essense like a crashing mirrorball...everytime i question

and realise what a grand scheme i'm in. Such amazing tiny fragments lost in

such weird craziness we are. each one of us is infinite to the point of death.

what happens beyond that, i dont know...(who knows?)...If god was a giant

mirrorball, i believe we humans are the shattered tiny fragments of the

mirrorball. Our collective potential is that of God...we are in ourselves god

to one another and god to ourself....if i seem like an athiest forgive me...

that was not my intention. I just question because i had been given a consciousness.

But i do believe that i'm just as insignifact as everyone else...i'm just too

confused to muse and fuse my ideals and virtues into a working model of a man."

new life....people shifting to dhuvaafaru...

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.


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

Location: Raa atoll, Dhuvaafaru


IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) building a safe island for the people who lost their homes and livelihoods in the tsunami.

heres to the future, i just hope its as bright as the sky above.

Dhuvaafaru island, the new home to the tsunami affected of the Maldives

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

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

- lights from Raa Dhuvaafaru construction site -

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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