Sunday, December 25, 2005

Remembrance Week

From World Wide Help
"Last year, on the 26th December, an earthquake, and then a tsunami, killed, wounded, or impoverished hundreds of thousands of people in South Asia.

During the course of the year, other disasters took their toll too. Most devastating of them: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the South-East coast of the USA; and another enormous earthquake near Pakistan's border with India.

These disasters took their immediate toll, and, each time, the world tried to help. But as calamity piled upon calamity, there has been a certain amount of fatigue. Perhaps people's stock of goodwill has run low. Perhaps seeing too much suffering hardens us.

But, the fact is, the suffering from those disasters has not ceased. Parts of South Asia have still not recovered from December 26th, 2005. In the USA, normalcy hasn't returned to New Orleans. In Pakistan, thousands are still homeless, and may not survive the harsh Himalayan winter.

They need your help.

Last December and this January, the online community came together as never before to help in the aid efforts in South-East Asia. The lessons learned there were put to use, and improved upon, when the other tragic events of the year unfolded.

Can we harness that goodwill, that togetherness, that willingness to help once more? "
Here's a list of donation agencies that are still working on these projects:

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

British Red Cross

Doctors Without Borders

Oxfam Earthquake and Floods Appeal


I'm spending the day with some of my favourite people. On boxing day, we will be lighting a single candle-in remembrance.


At 12/25/2005 07:22:00 am, Blogger Kak Teh said...

To Jane & M - have a wonderful XMas and we will meet up!

At 1/14/2006 01:10:00 pm, Blogger The Box said...

I mentioned this before, but I made two very good friends whom I wouldn't have in my life if they'd actually kept their Boxing Day plans up north.

It's the one thing I celebrated this year.

At 2/17/2007 07:08:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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