They have never met each other. Some have never travelled beyond their native village.

They all belong to statistically average families in their localities.

Five girls and three boys: ages ranging from 8 to 16 years. All are living in coastal areas of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Each family was hit by the Asian tsunami in one way or another.

Now, as they cope with personal tragedy and many challenges of rebuilding, the Children of Tsunami let us into their lives and tell us their stories.

Is this about orphaned children?