Monday, January 18, 2010

India announces $1 mn for Haiti

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The Haitian earthquake on January 12 was one of the worst in the last several decades in terms of the number of people killed. The earthquake was massive - 7.0 on the Richter scale, with at least three million affected and unofficial estimates placing the number of deaths at close to one lakh.

If you had the chance, how would YOU individually help in such a situation???

The following is a news extract from -
[http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/79241/World/India+announces+$1+mn+for+Haiti;+says+CISF+personnel+safe.html]

India on Thursday announced a cash assistance of $1 million to earthquake-devastated Haiti for immediate and emergency relief purposes.

"India is deeply saddened at the death and destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010. Government has also decided to give $1 million in cash to Haiti for immediate and emergency relief purposes," an external affairs ministry statement said here.

It said "communications with Haiti are currently difficult. However, it has been ascertained that all 140 personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed with the United Nations are safe. So are all civil police officers deployed with the United Nations Mission in Haiti."

The ministry was in contact with the Indian Embassy in Havana, which is concurrently accredited to Haiti, to ascertain the welfare of other Indian nationals who are presently in Haiti, it said.

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As an Indian, I am proud of the fact that we are in a state rich enough to help others in their time of need.

As an after thought, had it been our neighboring 'enemy' country (God forbid) or Australia (on racial attacks against Indians) for that matter, instead of Haiti, India would have been just as concerned.

This is what being human is all about. Way to go my country. I'm proud of being a part of you. I'm proud of being an Indian.

How can YOU help Haiti???
Hop on to these sites and take your pic.
1. UNICEF - For non-US citizens
2. UNICEF
3. CNN.COM
4. NOWPUBLIC.COM
5. NPR.ORG

(Plz tweet / retweet to let people know about these links.)

Once again..If you had the chance, how would YOU individually help in such a situation???

Also Read :-
How Twitter and Facebook helped HAITI - Twitter helps Haiti.

8 Spoke their mind: yep, makes a difference !!

V Rakesh said...

Thank God and the Indian spirit for this blessed gesture! Am damn proud!

Imp's Mom said...

Yup proud. And ur so right had it been any of our "friendly" countries, India would have been just as concerned too.

Anand said...

Hey Impiee. Absolutely. Look at Kasab. Still around....openly accusing India.. now saying some of the guys that came on the boat that night were Indians. and wot do we do??
Nothing. Zip. Provide crore worth of security to him.

ankita mehta said...

India is a golden bird with a golden heart!!! God bless haiti people!!!! I love my COUNTRY!!!

Anand said...

Hi Ankita, Well put. That indeed. Let people know about the Haiti help links. :-)

1000 bucks for your thoughts?

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