Its all over the news. In Myanmar (Burma), Cyclone Nargis has killed thousands (if not over 100,000) people. Military and state officials have only now allowed aid to be given to the homeless, while they mourn the dead. It makes me furious to have to question why humanity can look onto its own and reject help when they lie dead at their feet.
A huge earthquake has hit China, leaving a "lost" generation of kids (many families in the region only had one child, in accordance with Chinese government). Shabby buildings have failed to protect and save lives, thousands have lost everything.
Reports have surfaced that in one month, over 120,000 children in famine-stricken areas of Africa will DIE. Droughts have eliminated crops that are critical to the survival of these areas. Read this article from CNN for more.
So, what are we going to do about it? Get educated, see the effects these natural disasters are having, and act. We are all human, lets get together, get angry, and give hope to those who have lost everything. Start a collection, donate, do whatever you can to help out. Save the money you would spend on that coffee in the morning, the loose change in your wallet, anything. Doing nothing is only avoiding the fact that there are massive problems occurring.
Visit these sites to donate and offer hope.
World Food Program
6 hours ago