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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Remembrance Week - 26th December, 2005 - 1st January, 2006

WWH Remembrance WeekLast year, on the 26th December, an earthquake, and then a tsunami, killed, wounded, or impoverished hundreds of thousands of people in South Asia.

During the course of the year, other disasters took their toll too. Most devastating of them: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the South-East coast of the USA; and another enormous earthquake near Pakistan's border with India.

These disasters took their immediate toll, and, each time, the world tried to help. But as calamity piled upon calamity, there has been a certain amount of fatigue. Perhaps people's stock of goodwill has run low. Perhaps seeing too much suffering hardens us.

But, the fact is, the suffering from those disasters has not ceased. Parts of South Asia have still not recovered from December 26th, 2004. In the USA, normalcy hasn't returned to New Orleans. In Pakistan, thousands are still homeless, and may not survive the harsh Himalayan winter.

They need your help.

Last December and this January, the online community came together as never before to help in the aid efforts in South-East Asia. The lessons learned there were put to use, and improved upon, when the other tragic events of the year unfolded.

Can we harness that goodwill, that togetherness, that willingness to help once more?

The WorldWideHelp group would like you to join us in Remembrance Week. Here's what we suggest you do.

WWH Remembrance WeekUse your blogs, your home pages, your wikis, your newsletters. Link to your favourite charities and NGOs, write a paragraph about them and the work they are doing, and ask your readers to make a donation. (If you'd like to find some more charities and NGOs, please take a look at this page on our TsunamiHelp wiki, this one on our KatrinaHelp wiki, or this one on our QuakeHelp wiki.)

Please link back to this page to help pass the word. You can use the image above.

Please use this Technorati Tag: .
Here's the code:
<a href="http://www.technorati.com/tag/disaster%20remembrance%20week" rel="tag">Disaster Remembrance Week</a>

In this post, we have a few more banners and buttons, with intructions on the code you must post to use them.
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger ICEKNIFE said :

Hello all. I'm back, if that information is of any use to anyone. Best wishes to you all for the holiday season if it is in your part of the world, and general best wishes if it's not.

I humbly submit for your consideration that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Would it not be useful and even possibly wise for us to establish a blog to serve as a general forum for the WHG? There are several things we could be doing in anticipation of the next disaster(s), but we'd need a forum in which to discuss and coordinate them.

Rather than tell everyone what I think would be useful about such a site, I'd much prefer to hear from all of you. Do you think a general site would be useful to us, and if so, why? What features, aspects, discussions, functions, etc., should it have?


Thanks,

John Iceknife

January 05, 2006 4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

For Latest News on South Asia

visit

www.southasiadiary.com

February 13, 2006 11:45 PM  
Blogger Sheralle said :

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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January 16, 2009 10:16 PM  
Anonymous California Emergency Disaster said :

It's always good to remember these times, so we can be better prepared next time another disaster hits.

October 13, 2009 10:15 AM  
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