In regards to the Victorian Bushfires;
I understand this will not be well taken but its something that has to be wrote.
Over the past week, I have not been able to turn on the television without some reporter or politician telling me how bad the situation is, how this is a national tragedy. With foreign media and politicians offering support and offering their help and sorrow.
I honestly feel for everyone effected, it is a terrible hardship to endure.
And from recent reports the death-toll could rise to 230, with a number of more townships in ruins.
But lets look at the broader picture:
According to UNICEF, 26,500-30,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”And right now watching TV see adverts asking me to donate...Shelter, safe water and health
For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world, there are:
640 million without adequate shelter (1 in 3)
400 million with no access to safe water (1 in 5)
270 million with no access to health services (1 in 7)
Can people really turn a blind eye to such injustices in the third world but commend the efforts of "us australians for uniting together"
This situation has made me feel sick, and after seeing such destruction and pain in Victoria I feel there will no change in global policy towards those in true need.
I know where my donations are going.