9 August 2010

Pakistan

Torrential monsoon rains. The Indus and its tributaries overflowing. Dams bursting. Crops washed away. Homes washed away. Animals washed away. People washed away. At least 1700 citizens are already known to have died. Fourteen million people's lives are suffering different degrees of disruption. Electricity supplies interrupted and above all, very ironically, amidst all that mud-coloured flood water, no clean water for drinking or washing. Water borne diseases like cholera are already appearing, ready to inflate the casualty figures exponentially. Poor Pakistan. What a tragedy! Click on the picture below if you're British and you feel like donating to the Disasters Emergency Committee Pakistan Floods Appeal. I am sure all other western countries are raising money in support of our fellow earthlings in Pakistan. It's the least we can do.

1 comment:

  1. Living as I do, between a river and a creek, both of which are prone to flood, I truly sympathize with these poor people. We like to think things like this only happen in "poor" countries, as if having indoor toilets and health insurance makes us immune to our planet's little surprises. In truth, we're all in the same boat. Except when there is no boat. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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