|Written by Sherry|
|Wednesday, 07 May 2008 15:59|
The tragedy in Myanmar is stunning. 100,000 dead? I know those sorts of figures get thrown about in the early days when
we don't have a firm grasp of the realities on the ground but it does give us a sense that the destruction is incredible.
It triggers memories for me of my family losing everything in a hurricane when I was a child - but even something like Katrina is a totally different experience than a disaster like this in a country where great poverty is the norm, resources and infrastructure are at a minimum and where a secretive military junta is keeping out desperately needed aid.
We, in the US, literally cannot imagine it.
Here is the World Vision page on Myanmar. World Vision has worked in Myanmar for 40 years and already have teams on the ground that have been given freedom by the government to begin relief efforts. (The problem is getting the government to allow new agencies in).
Pray. Give. Rinse. Repeat.
From English language Al Jazerra: