Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nippon, Your Resilience is Greater than the Tragedy!

Japan is in shock and so is the rest of the world. This island  nation, Nippon (Japan in Japanese) is one of the most developed and structured country in the world. But due to the latest 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, today this nation is reminded of the tragedy of WWII.

As a result of this recent disaster, 10,000 + people are feared dead, millions of people are homeless, hundreds of people are missing. Japanese government and Japanese Red Cross, along with assistance from 69  governments around the world, is responding to this disaster.

The tragedy may amplify as a nuclear disaster. This is a second event in Japan that happens to be first ever catastrophe of its kind, first being the atomic attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Knowing the resilience of this great nation, it is certain that Japan will give a good fight to this tragedy and come out victorious through the hard work and focus of its citizens.

More info:
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/13/japan.quake/index.html?hpt=T1
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/13/world.quake.response/index.html
  • http://www.ifrc.org/
  • http://bobmckerrow.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan-red-cross-responds-to-one-of.html

6 comments:

  1. Good job!!!! While this is the time that the focus goes to identifying physical, ecological, and material looses, let us not forget that the emotional toll is going to be very high.

    A couple of weeks from now is a time when psychosocial support becomes an excellent platform to support the disaster affected people. It will be a time to encourage disaster affected people to be active in identifying what activities provides participation to all segments of the community, look forward so that they may overcome the initial feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and by taking action steps, plan projects that will shift the power dynamics and foster resilience.

    During this time of turbulence, challenges to the human ingenuity, and loss, we are reminded of a verse in one of the Holy Books and echo in a prayer: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

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  2. Undoubtedly, Japanese Resilience is greater than the tragedy! Japan is in my prayers!

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  3. Fantastic post Anjana, and addendum Joe. Acknowledging loss with eyes on recovery and resiliency. Amen to that.

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  4. Great tragedy of our times. This shows very clearly that nothing is permanent. Any moment anything can happen. Lets pray god to give strength to them at this tough time. Fantastic post.

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  5. Truely the whole world is shocked due to the tragedy... but the country acting well so safeguard its citizens. We have lessons to learn from all this.

    RESTLESS

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  6. We all are the slave of time.Any time it may kill anyone either individually or collectively.We are horrorifide when it kills collectively.Kusal kusal hi puchhte,jag me raha na koy,jara bhai na bhai mua to kusal kahan te hoy.

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