John Aglionby in Aceh Before the Boxing Day tsunami I'd never met anyone who had suffered so much that they had effectively lost their identity. In regular trips to the devastated regions in the last six months I've met thousands of such 'ghosts'; once proud people reduced to bedraggled, grieving bodies dressed in donated clothes and kept alive by the world's largesse.
Rebuilding Nusa Vegetable patches and cake stalls are the small but significant signs of rebirth in Nusa, a village in Aceh, Indonesia.. But though its people are eking out new lives, fears about their long-term future remain.
Yet, even now, heartwarming stories still emerge out of the wreckage. Only this week, in the Aceh province of Indonesia hardest hit by the tsunami, a father and daughter were reunited for the first time since December 26.