Tapping away at my blog seems incredibly trite while thousands of people are still missing after the horrendous tsunami, so I’ll just use this opportunity to nag you into donating some of your hard earned to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). They’ll use your cash to provide clean water, food and shelter.
(The DEC are an umbrella organisation for ActionAid, British Red Cross, Cafod, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern, Help the Aged, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision).
There’s a harrowing and dramatic tale of survival in the wave-battered Maldives from an urban75 regular who was caught up in the disaster: Our Honeymoon in the Maldives.
Please check out the various aid agencies and charity organisations helping those suffering in Asia – and give them your fucking money!