Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Disasters - a serious post

I've been sitting watching harrowing TV footage of the earthquake in India and Pakistan. A whole generation of children has been wiped out because the schools collapsed on top of them. And the situation is just getting worse as the rains come.

I am always affected by these natural disasters, but this one - all those children - has had me in tears.

1 comment:

Gina E. said...

Hello Kay Susan, I know what you mean about the earthquake. The hurricanes in the USA were bad enough, but at least there was help coming to most people pretty quickly, and it has been ongoing. But in these poor countries, to the rest of the world, they are a nine day wonder, so to speak, and people tend to think "how dreadful" and then get on with their lives. But this is really a lot worse than Katrina and Rita, on a massive scale and without the money and expertise to get into those areas and fix things up. Very, very sad.