Saturday, August 04, 2007

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR FLOOD RELIEF

A monumental disaster is occurring in the Indian subcontinent which is news but is not big enough news. Just think what the response would be if the same scale of disaster were to affect Europe.

When the UK worried about torrential downpours and widespread flooding in the south of the country, the media carried dramatic footage of the damage. In Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Nepal there is a huge monsoon disaster unfolding of epic proportions. Hundreds of people are reported killed. The number of people displaced beggars belief; upwards of 20 million are affected according to UNICEF. That is equivalent to one third of the total UK population. Hundreds of thousands have lost everything and the local authorities are powerless to deal with the crisis. Millions are without drinking water and sanitation. Food is scarce or unavailable. Several charities have launched an emergency appeal to deal with the crisis.

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SAVE THE CHILDREN

OXFAM

ISLAMIC RELIEF

2 Comments:

Anonymous michael greenwell said...

i spent a lot of time in nepal and have tried to contact some people i know there.

it is a horrific situation.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Kebz said...

I hope your friends are safe. It is terrible to watch the situation on TV. I was caught in a flood once with hundreds killed but this is a completely different magnitude because it is affecting such a massive area.

7:32 AM  

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