I’m a little late in my annual new years outlook blog post, but better late than never! As you might have noticed, 2011 promises to be full of turbulence, at least the first two quarters. Economies have not recovered enough and political turbulence is rampant. This past month is a sneak preview of what else […]
French Colony is a Christian slum in the heart of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Photo, top left: French Colony, shanty town in Pakistan Photo, bottom left: UP Church in French Colony Photo, right: French Colony is built on a garbage dump
The difference of the letter “T”, several continents apart!
The first deaths due to hunger have been reported in Pakistan. People are living in squalor in camps that are being moved as the waters are encroaching further inland. So how will you help? The needs are as follows in order of priority: saving lives, water, food, shelter, clothing. Listed below are some practical do […]
Floods in Pakistan have killed more than 1500 people and displaced 20 million (that’s more than the Asia tsunami and Haiti combined). Cholera cases are being found and the next wave of deaths could conceivably come from disease rather than destruction. With daily monsoon rains that are not abating, and will continue for another month, […]
The concept of prisoner rehabilitation is not new. Several European countries, in addition to their regular closed prisons, also have open prisons where prisoners are called clients, there is little security, the living conditions are rather luxurious, they can leave the facility for short periods of time and have provisions for conjugal visits. In some […]