Many tsunami children feel hopeful about future, according to new UN survey
World - One year after the tsunami dramatically changed their lives, children in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand feel hopeful about the future, while those in Indonesia are recovering at a slower pace, according to a survey of youngsters released today by the United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF).
Some 80 percent of children polled in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand are positive about their future. ?Hopeful, happy, confident? are the words they use to describe their feelings. In Indonesia, children have the least optimistic view of the future; one-third believes their lives will not improve, possibly because a staggering 69 per cent of those surveyed there had lost a family member.