posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 11:32 AM
The devastating tsunami that hit southeast asia is probably one of the worst natural disasters on record. Billions of dollars have been donated by
various countries to help rebuild what is left of the area. I heard on the radio yesterday that RedCross has recieved enough donations to help the
area for another 10 yrs!!!.
This is simply amazing and I have nothing but respect for all the people that donated their time and money to help out.
My question is this: Why is it that we come together as a global community only when a disaster happens?? It seems no one even cared about the area
until the tsunami's hit. Granted, why would someone care about an island half way around the world when there is no disaster and you have problems
of your own. The point here is that there are various disasters occurring around the world that simply go un-noticed becasue for some reason they are
deemed "not good enough" for global help.
Why aren't we helping each other more often, even when there is no natural disaster???....There are plenty of third world and second world countries
that need so much less then wat has been given to the tsunami victims. Just a little bit goes a long way for these countries, yet we aren't even
willing to do that much.
Another example is Christmas. Why should that be the only "time of giving"???.
I am not trying to say wealthy countries are jsut sitting back and doing nothing, but rather that they aren't doing enough.