Europe/Americas update: September 19-20 2017

WAR ON TERROR Folks, if you’re like me and you spend any time on Twitter, you may think that it’s home to some of the worst people in the world. And you’re not wrong. However, as a non-Instagram user I was surprised to learn that things may be even worse over there: Researchers say Islamic… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 19-20 2017

Europe/Americas update: September 9-10 2017

EUROPE CYPRUS Two boats containing 305 Syrian refugees reached Cyprus early Sunday morning, probably the largest single group to make it to the island nation since the civil war began. Cypriot police arrested one of the pilots of the two boats, and the final disposition of the refugees is yet to be decided–some may remain… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 9-10 2017

Hurricane Matthew: where to donate

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, though that’s more about my inattention than any decrease in the amount of pain and suffering in the world, unfortunately. But as you probably already know, Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, hit Haiti earlier today. It’s far too early to assess either the human… Continue reading Hurricane Matthew: where to donate

Ecuador earthquake: where to donate

Ecuador was hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday night. The latest estimates are that over 350 people were killed and 2000 injured as a result of the quake, and unfortunately, due in part to poor weather hampering relief efforts, those numbers may well rise further. If you can, please consider donating something… Continue reading Ecuador earthquake: where to donate

Cyclone Winston hits Fiji: where to donate

Category 5 Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on Saturday, and it really must have been something: At least 10 people were killed in Fiji when a record-breaking storm struck the island nation Saturday night, according to the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Now that Tropical Cyclone Winston has passed, the arduous tasks of cleanup and damage assessment from… Continue reading Cyclone Winston hits Fiji: where to donate