Whilst our focus is on fictional disaster stories and adventures, real life tragedies continue around us and we witness the brave efforts of millions who step in to help others, be they strangers, neighbours, friends, or family. The UN have confirmed today that the Haiti earthquake is the most severe disaster they have ever encountered.
If you have been as moved as we have by the news coming through from Haiti, you can help in many different ways. There are several reputable organisations you can donate to where donations go direct to those most in need, and we’ll list some links below. If you don’t have funds to spare, you can donate things like clothes, household items, toys and books to charity stores such as Oxfam and they can use these items to raise money to help the people most affected by these disasters.
We can never forget that whilst the current focus is on the Haitian disaster, there are ongoing humanitarian disasters around the world that these organisations assist with every day of the year. Like other disasters before, Haiti will need on-going support in the coming years to rebuild its infrastructure.