What lovely, heart warming pictures.
Just to maintain a balance the US has already put in 10500 troops plus an aircraft carrier which offers incredible medical facilities and desperately needed helicopters, and more on its way.What lovely, heart warming pictures.
I wish they'd pull the troops out of Afghanistan and send em to where they're needed so desperately - or is that a politically incorrect thing to say???
Perhaps we should be asking ourselves why other countries weren't helping more before all this? Many figures have been bandied around in the last few days, but one that has stuck in my mind is that 85% of Hatians live below the poverty line.Just to maintain a balance the US has already put in 10500 troops plus an aircraft carrier which offers incredible medical facilities and desperately needed helicopters, and more on its way.
But to hand a child to greatly relieved parents must be a rewarding task. (Don't want to make light but I also note Russian and Brit firefighters doing rescues - was there an international firefighters conference taking place???)
But I guess we must remember for every smiley picture there are thousands of others not for our consumption.
Waiting to hear news in a situation like this - well, I can't begin to imagine what it must be like...It is good to hear something positive. We're still waiting to hear about my husbands step mother who is Haitian living in the USA and had gone back there a visit over Christmas and New Year.
There has been loads of aid to Haiti in the past but unfortunately when there are several corrupt governments it's hard to donate money when you know it won't get to the people who need it.
My husband is the expert on Haiti since his Dad (Irish) has lived there for many years.....
We aren't close but we feel for her daughters. We want to know if they've heard from her yet but we don't want to hound them....Waiting to hear news in a situation like this - well, I can't begin to imagine what it must be like...
Depends what is causing the smell now, kaz101 and one can only imagine - lets hope that they are able to get the aid workers really moving in there without too many further problems before disease sets in. Really glad to hear your OH's stepmum is okay and hopefully on her way.Just a quick update - my husband's stepmother is okay and trying to get back to the USA. Apparently the worst thing where she is is the smell! I would have thought there were worse things to cope with there......
Thanks - will read it soon, although I'm not too sure about a website devoted to Killers and Heros...