On the morning of December 26, 2004, an earthquake measuring 9.3 on the Richter scale occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
The earthquake resulted in a massive tsunami that ravaged large parts of Asia and left behind a trail of death and destruction, resulting in the worst death tolls from a natural disaster in recorded history. The tsunamis resulted in the destruction of homes and entire landscapes across the continent, including India.
In remembrance of the event, Discovery Channel's “Revealed: Anatomy of a Recovery” takes a look at the relief and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the tragedy and the lessons learnt from the tragedy that may help to prepare for such disasters in the future. It will be showcased on the Discovery channel and will also showcase the reconstruction efforts and the stories of the survivors.
In India, the programme showcases efficacy of participatory housing approach which has gained popularity among NGOs.