Emotions of a foriegner on Pakistan Flood



  • Orignial link: http://tedchris.posterous.com/humanity-amidst-the-horror-an-unforgettable-v

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    <span>When Jacqueline Novogratz and I returned last week from our visit to Pakistan's flood hit areas, we couldn't get out of our heads the faces of the people we'd seen -- in equal measures beautiful... haunting... hopeless...  hopeful...  These faces are the best possible answer to the insane indifference so much of the world has shown in response to this crisis, which by any objective measure is one of the worst this century.  </span>

    <span>We wanted to spread the word about what we'd seen, so we wrote to one of our heroes Peter Gabriel and he generously agreed to let us use an unforgettable song of his as the soundtrack to a video that will show you the people we met.</span>

    <span>Every one of these people has lost almost everything they own: their homes, their possessions, their animals...  in most cases, all but the clothes they're wearing.  Please stop what you're doing for 5 minutes, take a deep breath, sit down next to someone you care about, click the full-screen button below the video, and then press play. </span>

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    <div><span>If this moved you, please point other people to this video.  And to find out more, including a shortlist of trusted, effective organizations to give to, please visit http:/www.ontheground.pk</span></div>

    <div><span>Thank you.</span></div>

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  • Thank you, LifeH, that you at least found time in this busy intellectual life of ours to spare a thought for our flood victims. Everyone else seems to behave in the business as usual manner.

    And please, may I remind everyone who cares, these victims are our duty, are part of our family and we must carry on donating all year round so that they can come back to some kind of a life.

    Then and only then, when their womenfolk and children are in safety, will they rise and demand justice in the name of the downtrodden.