Hope?

I know most of us are mainly focused on the children affected by 8th October’s devastating earthquake. Yes children are major casualties of the quake and they need special attention but there are thousands of people like the old woman in the picture sitting on debris of a primary school. The people who have lost all their children. I was just wondering what is left for them in life? There has to be something, a purpose of life.
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Source: Daily TImes

How can we give them hope so that they could live again?

2 Comments so far

  1. Azeema Faizunnisa (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 1:34 am

    it is indeed very painful… I don’t know if these parents would ever be able to go over the trauma, pain and anguish!!

    I know that the government has sort of banned/restricted adoption of children…. But, I wonder, is it not possibe to do something to connect the children with people who have lost children in the quake…


  2. Jaywalker (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 5:24 am

    People are working on coming up with computerized system for that. Hopefully, we’ll have accurate information soon.

    Meanwhile, there is another uplifting news at Dawn website:

    Pakistani family names newborn baby Estonia after delivery doctors TALLINN, Oct 20 (AFP) The family of a baby girl born have named her Estonia here in honour of the emergency medics from the Baltic state who delivered her, the Estonian rescue team said Thursday. “This is the kindest gift we could imagine being given, to have a Pakistani child who was born in our tent named after our country,” Tauno Suurkivi, head of the Estonian rescue team in Batagram said. On Saturday last week, eight Estonian rescue officials had put up a huge medical tent in the devastated town. By the following day, nearly 1,500 patients had already been treated in the facility. “The number of victims is huge and the need for medical assistance is increasing all the time. The situation in Batagram District is stabilising, but some areas are still isolated from outside world,” Suurkivi said. “There is a lack of sterile materials and other medical equipment, and a big need to provide tents, food and medical aid to people who have lost their homes and are located in the areas which are hard to reach due to the destroyed roads.”



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