Wednesday, October 12, 2005

South Asia Follow-up: Remember the children



Commentary

The big quake that hit South Asia left thousands of mourning parents. According to an editorial in yesterday's Christian Science Monitor, half of the victims were children. Thousands of children who survived are homeless, including those pictured above.

Meanwhile, another survivor story comes out of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. After four days, rescuers pulled a five year-old girl out of the rubble. This was a shot of good news as hopes faded on finding other earthquake survivors. The youngster whispered, "I want a drink." Details from The Associated Press.

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6 comments:

AsianSmiles said...

Smiles. This is the first good news that I got abt the disaster and thank you for giving it to us.

You are so right, "remember the children!"

AsianSmiles said...

Oops. I forgot to say congrats to the new template.. It's really nice. :)

DCS said...

AsianSmiles, I have learned in life how important it is to look for bits of sunshine in the midst of a storm. That is how the healing process begins in any crisis, even in one as devastating as the quake.
Thank you for your kind words on my template. If I were as cute as you, I would post my photo in my profile, too. ;-)

Stan said...

My heart goes out to the smallest most innocent victims, the children.
They are our future they need us...but we need them too..Please keep the children of this disaster in your hearts and prayers.

Deb S. said...

Stan, thank you for this. Thanks for stopping by.

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

The children look hopeful. However, the conditions are not so favorable. Now is the time to help. Before the good things are gone, let us give a brand new meaning to charity.