Tuesday, December 26, 2006

In Memoriam: The South East Asian Earthquake and Tsunami

While we linger over our Christmas celebrations, we remember that it has been exactly two years since the Boxing Day Tsunami of December 26, 2004 killed over 250,000 people in Southeast Asia. In the affected areas, thousands are still living in temporary shelters and remain homeless. Progress in rebuilding is slow; official reports about waste and mismangement abound; and armed conflict in areas such as Sri Lanka and Somalia inhibits recovery even further. An educated populace, access to capital, and accountable political systems are lacking in much of the region

Do keep the people still suffering from the Tsunami's aftereffects in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season, there are a lot of them.

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1 Comments:

Blogger copy editor said...

I'm glad you brought this up. I still remember that terrible day.

Bill Clinton has something in the Post today.

Dec 26, 2006, 10:22:00 AM  

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