Friday, June 23, 2006
In other news
If you have some money lying around that you don't know what to do with, or were just going to spend on cake, you could of course send it to good old Doctors Without Borders; in an article on the Congo I read this morning in the Times, it notes that
Aid agencies in Bunia*, the regional capital, have struggled to work in the area. The militias and bandits remain in the countryside even if they have been pushed from their hilltop redoubts, and they prey upon aid convoys for food, medicine and money. . I don't know why parts are in brackets. Might be an update or something. Anyway, here's the donation site in Canada and here's the donation site in the U.S..
[Disease is also rampant. On June 22, Doctors Without Borders appealed for help in fighting pneumonic plague in the northeast, citing 144 cases, and said the area faced "an outbreak spiraling out of control," Agence France-Presse reported.]
The need is enormous: One Italian agency, Cesvi, tried to take food to Aveba but found so many displaced people in Geti, along the way, that it emptied its supplies there.
Just sayin', is all. Oh, here are the updates on their activities around the world.
someday I want to marry me a doctor without borders!
* I think this is the town where my friend Eleanor used to live, if memory serves.
jane 9:30 AM [+]