March 21, 2011

JAPAN ...

ONE OF 30 BOATS LEFT HIGH AND DRY BY THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March together caused widespread destruction and suffering, relayed on television screens around the world. More than 18,000 people are now estimated to have died, thousands injured or missing, and more than 440,000 people have had to leave their homes. With the world’s attention now switched to Libya, please don’t forget the humanitarian crisis still playing out in Japan.
It, just like Christchurch and its earthquake last month, needs our help. Please donate to The Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal_
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19 comments:

Holly said...

Even now 10 days later, the images still shock...

Michelle said...

Terrible destruction &loss of life.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I can't imagine the power of a wave that would beach huge boats and flatten entire villages...


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tania said...

Unimaginable grief and suffering.

Tracey said...

I still can't imagine living through such and ordeal...prayers to the survivors...

Luna Miranda said...

i have goosebumps when i think of devastation in Japan. we had two earthquakes today, and i hope and pray there's no big one.

what an unusual color for the ship.

Jan said...

Beyond belief-unimaginable.

Carolyn Ford said...

shocking...It's beyond comprehension what happened on the 11th of March...

 gmirage said...

such images make me cry...it's just heartbreaking and I know the tremors are still going on and at some parts of Asia too...

-Mirage

Greyscale Territory said...

Quite a frightening sight to see a boat like this! A reminder that the struggle to settle into life again is ongoing! A great post!

Mike said...

Great post- a timely reminder we must never forget yesterday's tragedy overtaken by today's front page news.

jordiegirl said...

I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to live (if you are on of the lucky ones) through something like that. The news reports we have seen here in the UK are shocking, horrifying and heartbreaking - my prayers go out to these people who are attempting to rebuild their lives, and of course the people of New Zealand, and the people of Australia who suffered from the floods.

It is awful to think of their suffering because of the powers of nature - then their troubles are overtaken by all the warfare going on around the world today. Is it not enough that mother nature can destroy our world without human beings doing it themselves. We all need to stop and think in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing this post.

French Fancy... said...

Doesn't it make our woes seem so little. How people cope with true disasters like this I just can't begin to imagine.

Kisses to the lovely Lola and a hug for you, Nora

xxx

bichonpawz said...

We could learn something from the true spirit of the Japanese. This is such an unimagineable tragedy. My heart goes out to those people. Hugs to you Lola and Nora!!!
xo
Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Pondside said...

It's so important to keep this in front of people or, with our surfeit of world news, it will pass out of sight at a time when people need help more than ever.

Kim, USA said...

It will take time for this image to go out from our minds. It's horrifying I thought I could only see those photos at the movie. My thoughts and prayers are always at them. Thanks for the photo!
Cardinal

Cafe au lait said...

Very sad. I still can't get the terrible images out of my mind.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

~~Carol~~ said...

It's been kind of surprising how the coverage in Japan has fallen off dramatically on the news here. I know it's a major crisis over there, and I hope people don't forget how much help they need. Great post!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

LV said...

My hearts goes out to all those countries and the people. May the good Lord bless and take care of those left.