Thursday, September 11, 2008

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC & SAD PHOTOS AT THE END OF THIS POST


Most everyone has heard about the four hurricanes that have hit Haiti in varying spots. And probably a lot of people have heard about the devastation. Haiti is truly the Job of countries. You don't think it can get worse--awful poverty to begin with, recently skyrocketing prices for food, American politicians and bureaucrats who hold up aid, corrupt and incompetent Haitian officials --and now this: destructive hurricanes on an island with little topsoil to absorb the water and little capacity to help people before or after the storms.


What you get are shown in the pictures at the end of the post. Is there anything in the world more heartbreaking then pictures of children who have died? These children died near Cabaret, a village outside of Port-au-Prince. A Haitian-American friend sent them saying, "Don't mean to shock too much, but I wanted to share my horror." As an allegedly civilized nation and world, shouldn't we be moving heaven and earth to prevent children from dying?


If you've been feeling sorry for yourself or worrying about your problems like I have been lately, at the least these pictures should put things in perspective. Of course, this alone won't help the children of Haiti, but maybe it will lead to room in our lives for action.




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

May God bless the souls of these children and remind us all how lucky we are to live where we live and never take anything for granted.

Slappy said...

How about offering some solutions?

Marcia Erickson said...
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Carsen said...

Hello Maria! I recently found a link to your blog from Marcia's blog. I've being going back and forth to Haiti since 2005 and recently stayed for seven months. I'm 20 and many people of my generation need to see these sort of pictures. We see shocking things all the time in the media, that we have become immune to it. My words and stories don't have as much impact on the younger generation as these pictures could. May I use these pictures to spread the word about what is going on in Haiti as well and share your blog? Here is my email address: carsengray@hotmail.com
-Carsen

Anonymous said...

wait, are those kids dead?

Anonymous said...

wow, thats totally something that made my heart sink just a bit !!