Tonight my heart is breaking. As the news from Port-au-Prince slowly filters in, we are learning more and more of the absolute horror that the people of that stricken city are suffering. I thought that the devastation wrought by the Indonesian Tsunami, and the destruction of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina were bad, but this is worst I have ever seen. Tens of thousands of people buried under rubble, and tens of thousands more, without food, water, shelter, or sanitary facilities. Countless men, women and children with severe injuries, and no medical facilities to treat them. I finally broke down and cried a few minutes ago, when I saw a young woman, who had a bandage over her left eye. Catie Couric from NBC news asked her what her injuries were, and she said that she was paralyzed from the waist down. The tears just started to pour.
Aid from all over the world is pouring in, but it's not getting to those who need it, because of the chaotic situation on the ground. In the mean time, people are suffering, starving, and dying. Haiti has suffered so long from poverty, violence and corruption, and now this? God love them!
If you are looking for somewhere to send a donation, here is a link to UNICEF