Flash flooding in the Philippines has claimed between 200 and 500 lives so far (depending on which news source you believe). If you think about it, that’s homes, schools, workplaces and people just washed away like they never existed. Rest in peace those gone, and to the survivors, my thoughts are with you.
Aid agencies have begun work already to try and save as many people as possible but they need our help. Please think about donating whatever little you can. You may well help to save someone’s life. What’s a new phone compared to that?
Pakistan floods, 2010. Most of the people affected are likely to die of preventable diseases like cholera due to ineffective aid solutions, destroyed infrastructure and the sheer number of people still needing help. Many of the people affected still have nowhere to go or any way of putting their lives back together.