South Asian Earthquake

Campfire's picture

The frequency of natural disasters that have been affecting us all over the past 12 months is astounding. It upsets me greatly due to fact they leave the most horrendous aftermath and tragic losses of human life.

Equally as astounding however (and I can of course only speak for what I feel the situation is from what I've seen/heard), is that nobody seems to be bothered greatly about the latest major natural disaster to hit the planet, the South Asian earthquake. People dug deep into their hearts and pockets to give for the Asian Tsunami relief, and celebrities came out in their droves to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the USA.

For some reason though, with the death toll at 20,000 (a lot of whom are children), and set to rise, nobody seems that bothered. In fact, the front pages seem to care more about the fact that some non entity has cheated on Jude Law, and that Frank Bruno has sniffed cocaine in the past, than the fact that thousands of people have died. Several people who I spoke to on Sunday (a day after this disaster occured) didn't even know an earthquake had taken place.

I feel the only tragedy that would be worse than the earthquake itself would be to let more die by not helping those that are in the situation at no fault of their own. Please give money :)

www.unicef.org (Unicef)
www.oxfam.com (Oxfam)
www.wfp.org (World Food Programme)
www.kirf.org (Kashmir International Relief Fund)
www.ifrc.org (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

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raining men's picture

Front page

It is making the front pages here in the UK, but the response is still pretty awful

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suf-fer-ing"

sugarmagnolia's picture

what you're doing is awesome.

what you're doing is awesome... raising awareness. the disregard our culture has for people of other countries is sickening... i don't know if you've ever seen the movie "hotel rwanda" but i personally don't even have words for how it made me feel. oxfam is a great site, you can also do things like research and try to buy products made through fair trade to help the poor of other countries. anyway, that's just me on my social justice soap box, i'll get down now.