Year of a terrible election
|Designed as:|| International Year of Rice (by the United Nations)
International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization)
In December 2004 South East Asia suffered the worst Tsunami in history when an earthquake sent killer waves spreading round the Indian Ocean from Thailand to Africa. Over 150,000 people were killed or missing and Millions made homeless.