Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Cut Jan Egeland some slack

How does the song go? "It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya. It pours. Man, it pours." We are getting poured on. The effects of the tsunamis?

Other than donating, (the Red Cross is fast and easy), here are some ideas and other info from blogs on top of the disaster in Asia: http://www.tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/; http://sumankumar.com/; http://www.worldchanging.com.
This photo brings it home but be warned it's heartbreaking: http://www.flickr.com/groups_topic.gne?id=10101
There also was a good story in the New York Times today, which featured a some of the links above and noted the ability of blogs to be able to capture real moments by real people.

Everyone needs to back off of Jan Egeland, the United Nations relief coordinator for the disaster in Asia. He's dealing with one of the greatest disasters ever. Of course he's going to be angry, especially if the money isn't coming in fast enough.