Thursday, December 30, 2004

Disaster in the Indian Ocean

Already more than 100,000 people (estimated up to now) died due to the chaotic tsunami event in the Indian Ocean. Just like the tsunami, the worst waves are to come afterwards. More than 5 million people have lost their family, home and possibly identity as well. Many may die because of diseases and lack of clean water and food. Dear readers, please help these people since afterall we are all from the same village, the earth. Every cent and penny will be of great help. Every drop of clean water, food and cloth will be of great help too. Here are some sites where you can start donating: - Disaster Emergency Committee (UK) - Islamic Relief - Oxfam Surely there are many more sites. I just mentioned the ones I know. PS: The waves reached Mauritius as well. Luckily there were no casualties. ____________ Le chaos qui a ete cause par le tsunami a deja porte la mort a plus de 100,000 personnes (estime jusqu'aujourd'hui). Les plus grandes vagues, tout comme le tsunami, viendront apres. Plus de 5 million de personnes ont perdu leurs familles, abris et possiblement leurs identites. Beacoup d'entre eux vont mourrir du au manque d'eau propre et de nouriture. Cheres lecteurs, ke vous en prie de leur aider car apres tous nous somme tous du meme village qu'ons appele terre. Chaque sous, chaque centime, sera util. Chaque goutte d'eau propre, de nouriture et vetements leurs aideraient aussi. Voici des site-web ou vous pouvez faire votre donation: - Disaster Emergency Committee (UK) - Islamic Relief - Oxfam Biensure, il y en a plein d'autres. Je n'ai fait que de mentioner celles que je connais. PS: Les vagues ont atteint jusqu'a l'Ile Maurice. Heureusement personne a ete affete.

8 comments:

Fayrouz said...

Hi Faisal,

Good to see you blogging again.

Happy New Year. Hopefully, year 2005 will be much better than year 2004.

Faisal ... said...

Thanks Fayrouz. I hope so too.

Gareth said...

Could you direct me to some local news sites for Mauritius where I can acquire some information for my blog, Another Chance To See. http://anotherchancetosee.blogspot.com

Thanks muchly
Gareth

PS Glad to see there were no casualties on your island. Was there any warning at all that the waves could be coming?

Faisal ... said...

Hi Gareth,

Here are some news sites:

http://www.mauritius-news.co.uk/
http://www.lexpress.mu/
http://www.lemauricien.com/mauricien/

Hope that this helps.

Jaeboy said...

I was in Hong Kong when this happen, my family contributed to the Thailand's relief fund - I guess most HK family contributed exclusively to Thailand because Hong Kongers is fond of Thai's inexpensive yet comfortable 4-5 stars hotel in a never-winter country (Yes, Thai is just right on the Equator) and especially this happen in xmas/new yr vacation period when HK reaches its coldest point. HK lost big in this.

Fayrouz said...

Faisal,

We haven't heard from you in a long time. I hope you're doing well.

Aunt Najma said...

Faisal, where are you?

Faisal ... said...

Salaam Najma,

Still here but most of the time I am on the field (working with the customer). That's why I have neglected the blogs a bit. Should be back on soon