Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Cyclone update

Just quick to update- I just heard on the news that they now expect the death toll to be around 100,000 people!!!!
That is just unbelievable.
Here's an excerpt:

YANGON, Myanmar - Bodies floated in flood waters and survivors tried to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails, while the top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that up to 100,000 people may have died in the devastating cyclone.

Hungry crowds stormed the few shops that opened in the country's stricken Irrawaddy delta, sparking fist fights, according to Paul Risley, a spokesman for the U.N. World Food Program in neighboring Thailand. "Basically the entire lower delta region is under water," said Richard Horsey, Bangkok-based spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid.

It just seems so wrong to go about my day like normal when there are so many people that are suffering in unspeakable ways right now.
I'm just praying that they start accepting help and some relief comes to these people and some good comes from this.

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Nate and Brenda said...

It is just unbelievable. Especially when most likely a lot of these people did not know Jesus. That just makes me cry.

Sandra said...

This is so sad and so scary at the same time. My Gosh, I feel awful for everyone affected.

Anonymous said...

I heard they are not wanting help. What's up with that?

Some things in this life we will never understand...very sad indeed.

Cherdecor said...

I did hear today that there are some missionaries there who are giving and helping. They said that the people are totally open to the gospel now. That is the way it is right after something like this happens.

I did some research about this country. One of the sites had links for vacationers to link to if they wanted girls. It seems like the countries around that area abuse women and children. It is really sad, sad, sad.