Why is it that less developed or poorer parts of the world seem to get hit the hardest? Whether it be by war, poverty, or natural disasters, they seem to usually be the main target.
You’ve probably heard by now (and if you haven’t well then you’re living under a rock, buried deep in the earth’s core) about the devastating situation in Haiti. It’s nothing short of heart wrenching.
I read somewhere that a massive cloud of smoke from the collapsed buildings could be seen when the earthquake hit. The capital is literally nothing but rubble.
Hundreds of thousands remain missing. My organization is still trying to account for all of our staff members there. Some have been located, but not all. Several others – even the UN – continue the search for their people as well.
The Haitian government itself, which has been critically hit, seems unable to help its own people, while medical and food supplies are running severely low as bodies pile up.
Yet with all the wreckage and helplessness, many lending hands are reaching out. The US, China, Dominican Republic, France, and Brazil are sending search and rescue teams. International organizations along with local ones are gathering up funds, food and volunteers to dispatch to this little country in the Caribbean.
A close friend of mine even asked if there was some way she could volunteer to lend her own hand to bring those out of the rubble.
It’s times like these that I’m amazed and in awe of how the world community can come together to help those in desperate need.
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