PHUKET: The disastrous Asian Tsunami of December 26, 2004, that smashed into Phuket, killing at least 800 people and damaging structures all along the west coast of the island, was followed by an outburst of charitable activity from around the world.
One less obvious outcome of the tsunami was the psychological damage caused to those who lost their families, their homes or their livelihoods. In some cases, entire communities were affected.
To address this, the major charity Hilfswerk Austria and the Austrian Government put up B23 million to build a central place that would help a local community come together and recover from the disaster.
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