Friday, December 31, 2004

Tsunami help and blogs

Just to reiterate: great work being done by the guys over at the Tsunami Help and the ChiensSansFrontiers (formerly DesiMediaBitch) blogs. The latter site includes transcripts of text messages sent by a Sri Lankan blogger, Morquendi, who's been providing firsthand accounts of the rescue operations in the tsunami-affected areas.
As Rohit Gupta, who set up ChiensSansFrontiers, says (quoted in this BBC report), "He was running around, looking for friends, burying bodies, carrying bodies...I can't even begin to imagine the psychological state he was in when he was sending us reports, and doing the relief work at the same time. He was caught between being a journalist and being a human being."
Visit Tsunami Help for comprehensive info on contact numbers and where to donate.

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