Sunday, October 09, 2005

South Asia Earthquake Kills 19400

That is the latest figure from Pakistan alone. The earthquake was also felt in India and Afghanistan but thankfully it didn't seem to hit as hard.

Let's all pray for the victims & the survivors this Ramadan. I can't bear to look at the footage. It is awful. Nearly 20000 people dead in one day.

So many natural disasters in recent years. Devastating earthquakes in Turkey & Iran. Then the Asian Tsunami. Then hurricanes Rita & Katrina. Now this.

Mother Nature sure seems to be mad at us. Am not really an expert on the issue but it seems to me that we've been messing with the balance of nature too much.

For those of you who would like to make donations to help the survivors, the Red Crescent here has already started accepting donations, cash or otherwise. The Red Cross or Red Crescent probably started in your area too. Personally I find them the most reliable & efficient & least politicized charitable organizations around. I also trust Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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Blogger roora said...

yes let us all pray for them in ramadan , they are worthy zakat as well as I guess and Gd knows the best , can you say the links of these donors

10/09/2005 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...

roora,

Just posted the links to the websites of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Society & to MSF.

10/09/2005 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Me said...

"Let's all pray for the victims & the survivors this Ramadan. I can't bear to look at the footage. It is awful. Nearly 20000 people dead in one day."

Inna LEllah wa inna elayhi raje3oon..Allahomma ajerhom fee moseebatehom wa akhlifhom khayran menha..

10/10/2005 10:17:00 PM  

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