Published Dec 29, 2004

Much like my country, I’ve been enjoying my vacation, relaxedly resting stingy in my posting. But the coverage of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami on the French TV station in my hotel are compelling and shocking.

The latest reports suggest that the death toll will pass 100,000. That’s 100,000 dead in minutes or hours. To put that number in perspective:

The quake and tsunami were devastating on other measures too:

This disaster has fallen on some of those who are least able to help themselves. The nations of the world are stepping up. This holiday season, let’s all give to help the victims of this disaster. Click here to donate to Doctors Without Borders.