The crisis in
I personally would concur with those who are concerned for human rights issues in
UNICEF has been on the ground in
When the structures of a civil society are weak, when poverty is widespread and governance leaves issues to be resolved, the need in an emergency is even greater.
Delay and procrastination will cause further, and avoidable, deaths in
In my view, it is irresponsible, morally inexcusable and potentially murderous to delay.
The leader of the Irish agency Goal made certain statements today broadcast nationwide in
But I am disappointed by the comments today from Goal, which frankly were ill-conceived, factually incorrect and morally dangerous.
If the Board of Goal really sincerely believes that the Government of Myanmar does not care for millions of its own people, can the Board and wonderful staff of Goal still nevertheless sleep comfortably at night just letting people die, when practical assistance is possible and desperately sought ?
What moral right can an aid organization justify telling the people of Ireland to deny the people of Myanmar, to not join with the international community in responding to the plea for help, and to instead just allow people to die in the aftermath of Nargis ?