Destruction in Aceh

Destruction in Aceh

My deepest sympathies go out to those millions of people affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Why is it that stuff like this always seems to happen to the poorest and neediest people in the world?

When I’ve heard or read about Tsunamis before, for instance like the one in the aftermath of the Krakatau eruption, somehow I never thought the world would actually see one of this magnitude happen anytime soon.
Like someone once said – Mother Nature can be one cruel bitch

I hope people around the world are doing whatever they can to help those in need, for example by donating to some of the organizations doing relief work in the area. Here is a list of Norwegian organizations with account numbers.

The numbers of people dead and affected by this are just unfathomable – the last thing I heard there were over 120.000 confirmed dead, while about 460 Norwegians are still missing. This tragic events of this last week of 2004 is something that will be felt and remembered around the world for a long time to come.