Via Possum at Pollytics, I have been made aware that Caroline Overington and other people who work for the Oz’s Media Diary think that problems with devastating cyclones and killer heatwaves have been given too much attention, presumably since not enough people have died from them.
Femmostroppo Reader January 29, 2011
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
For Haiti Orphans, Cross Nursing Can Save Lives: ILCA, UNICEF, WHO, PAHO
For those wondering how on earth aid to a disaster area can exist without huge-scale donations of infanf formula from the United States, or wondering how to explain this to others, this press release from ILCA, and the links therein… Read More ›
At long last…
… have they not a shred of decency?
Quickhit: Haiti donation links
mr tog and I will be donating money to these two orgs today: * Médecins Sans Frontières Australia * Australian Red Cross Haiti Appeal Obviously, there are many other relief orgs doing good work in Haiti in the wake of… Read More ›
G’day to the quake zone
There’s just been an earthquake in Melbourne. Twitter has exploded; Google News is yet silent. Nothing on USGS yet; and the Aussie Seismology Research Centre is inaccessible. (Broken, or quake-dotted?) I hope our Melburnian Hoydens are all ok. I blame… Read More ›
Quick hit: China earthquake rescue stories in comics
Coco Wang has documented some horrifying, heartbreaking, touching, and even funny China earthquake rescue stories. The stories are presented in the style of a graphic novel, at Paul Gravett’s place. Bring your tissues, and time to compose yourself. My thoughts… Read More ›
Face of rescue: Women’s work
Yahoo! News China has this photo of a police officer in an emergency shelter breastfeeding an orphaned baby. Heartbreaking, but somehow hopeful as well. So many babies must have no one there at all; this baby is lucky, in one… Read More ›
[image source] It must be a relief to Gisborne residents that this Christmas they’re cleaning up mess, not counting their dead. In the Richter 6.8 quake that hit, not one single traumatic death or major injury has been reported. One… Read More ›