To all those people who’s life was taken away in a second by the fury of the nature, who’s life has changed in a second in the natural disasters. 2010-2011 brought a lot of suffering to the whole world starting with the eruption of the vulcanos and continuing with the earth quakes and the floods.
On October 25, 2010 the Mount Merapi from Indonesia erupted and 386 people lost their lives and other 350,000 had to evacuate the area.
Mount Merapi erupted October 25, 2010. 386 people here lost their lives due to gas clouds, hot ashes and respiratory problems. November 30, 2010 the vulcano is still erupting. The volcano initially erupted just as western Indonesia was recovering from a a 7.7-magnitude earthquake. The earthquake had initiated three-meter high tsunami waves killing 370 persons.
July 26, 2010 starts with the flooding which swept through Pakistan. It was the worst ever. Fatalities in the floods reached almost 2,000 persons and further affected 20 million people The Pakistan flood relief effort is not over yet. The infrastructure damage was staggering. Nearly 10,000 schools, and 1.7 million houses need to be rebuilt along with miles and miles of road, railway and bridges. Flood victims have been further hit by a polio epidemic and the country is entering its cold winter season exacaberating the Pakistan crisis stated the UN.
Torrential rains which began in May 2010 across southern China resulted in over 3,000 fatalities, and over 1,000 people missing.
On April 14, 2010, Yushu, Qinghai, China was struck by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. From this devastation, Xinhua news, reported 2,698 died and another 270 were missing following relief efforts up to May 31. Another 12, 135 persons were injured.
Amidst seismic rumblings recorded since December 2009, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted March 20, 2010. A second explosion followed on April 14, 2010 affirmed the New York Times. Air traffic across Northern Europe was grounded stranding millions of passengers. Aviation losses mounted into the millions of dollars due to canceled flights. Airlines did not fully recover from the aviation disaster until complete operations resumed after May 17, 2010.
A 7.0 earthquake struck the capital city, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010 resulting in the deaths of 200,000 to 250,000 persons. The quake and the aftershocks leveled the city and surrounding area. Immediate relief efforts were drastically hampered by devastating damage caused to the ports, airport and roads.
And March 2011…Japan is destroyed after the earthquake followed by tsunami and the nuclear explosion. One after the other people are dieing or some are crying for the victims who lost their lives.
Let’s all pray for the best, let’s all support the victims of the natural disaster even if it is only with our prayers.
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