Thursday, October 13, 2005

Poor thinking hinders relief work

Aid agencies have been asking people to not rush into the affected areas on their own - please go through the agencies instead. Otherwise, people end up adding to the problem. While everyone wants to help, just going on your own to the earthquake affected areas can end up adding to the problem. The BBC has more.

The road to hell, it is said, is paved with good intentions. That is exactly what the Kashmiri victims of Saturday's earthquake seem to be experiencing after five days.

The massive relief effort coordinated in Pakistan - especially in the private sector - has choked the road network across Kashmir.

Pakistani federal ministers are also adding to the problem, as they hold up releif convoys, and and restrict movement in the areas they are visiting. This is not a time to garner political points.
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