Friday, May 16, 2008
What's in their eyes?
"You'll live but you gotta lose your legs"
That is just one of the many tragic truths happening now following the devastating catastrophes of Myanmar Cyclone and China earthquake.
I looked at the pictures yesterday.
My eyes were still puffy when I woke up this morning.
My heart sank because for the first time, I stopped to really look beyond the pictures and read beyond the news. I have been receiving endless requests for interviews from the media for World Vision's response towards these two great disasters that wiped off thousands of lives. It made me really ponder how can I be so busy working that I don't feel anything until yesterday. Foolish right?
What's gonna happen to them?
Children without parents
Teenagers without education
Families without homes
People without basics for survival
No one, NO ONE, should die from preventable diseases like cholera or malaria or diarhea.
I can never understand the depth of these tragedies but for the first time, I plead with God to not allow the wipe off humankind like this anymore
Have you seen the pictures? Have you looked into eyes of these children and victims? What is hope to them? What's in their eyes?
In times like this, I salute World Vision's work, not because I'm part of this family but because I believe in its work. With 40 years of working relationship in Myanmar, World Vision was the first few NGOs to respond immediately without the difficulties of visas. I salute our staff working tirelessly on ground.
Posted by enn@j at 7:45 PM