HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1481 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
Quoting Tbar220 (Thread starter): they're not getting the attention that they need from both the rest of the world and the media.
It seems that after all the natural disasters we have had recently, there is finally some donor-fatigue setting in, as people want to hear some positive news once in a while (unfortunately they wont get these by focusing on US domestic policy, inflation or the stock market either)
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7142 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
If only there had been a few hundred foreign tourists in that country, then the situation would have been entirely different.
Kashmir could maybe be a wonderful tourist resort. But as a 50 years old war zone between two nuke countries...
The rich world's stock of emergency equipment has been used up by the Tsunami, Sudan war, Katrina and such, and they wait for a new fiscal year 2006 to get funding released for building up stocks again. In the meantime thousands of people may suffer or die because the outside world didn't react in time.
And now Wilma is threatening. Wilma gets a lot more press attention here than the earth quake.
I think that HAJFlyer is absolutely right. Donor fatigue has set in.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
Ugh, don't even get me started on the avian flu. On last weeks Science Friday with Ira Flato (sp?), the Director of Infectious Disease Research and Policy basically said that its no longer a question of IF there will be a flu pandemic, but when it will happen. And apparently that seems to be the consesus among most scientists investigating it. Will the world be ready to handle it after the Tsunami, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Flooding, etc. etc. etc. Are we too drained from those?
And all the U.S. is talking about is military quarantine, that frightens me.