A tsunami was triggered by a powerful earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia, at the end of September, leaving a trail of destruction.
Over 2,000 people were killed and thousands more injured. Those who survived, have seen their lives ripped apart. Six-metre-high waves flattened whole coastal towns, wiping out thousands of homes and schools.
Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and many are sleeping in makeshift shelters, in desperate need of food, water and medical care.
Damage to water systems and sanitation facilities increased the risk of an outbreak of waterborne diseases, which in the crowded conditions of the evacuation settlements, could spread quickly.