Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Myanmar: Peanut Allergies are NOTHING when you see this

The New York Times is reporting that the death toll as a result of the cyclone in Myanmar could reach as high as 100,000 people (that's like erasing the city of Berkeley, CA).

In cases like this, you just assume that the Red Cross will step in to help. Trouble is, Myanmar has been reluctant to accept help from outsiders.

Sounds like they might change their minds though.

If you have an extra dollar or two, the folks at Unicef would love your help. In times like these there are always groups out there after your dollar, but Unicef continues to be a reputable organization committed to helping the children of the world.

If you don't have an extra dollar or two, then a prayer or two (or more) would go a long way as well. And if you don't pray, well a few good thoughts would be good.

Things like this make a peanut allergy look awfully small, now don't they?


Pez said...

It is mindboggling that so many people have perished and that the aid agencies have not been able to rush in and do their work.

And yes, times like this does make food allergies a seem very small deal.

Lindsay said...

My child has a peanut allergy and its still big deal to me.

Gabs said...

Of course a peanut allergy is a big deal.

Not having food to eat at all, or a place to live, or parents who are alive, is a bigger deal to me. That's the point I was trying to get across.