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Monday, February 15, 2010

Disaster For Mongolian Yurt/Ger People

Yurts more accurately are named"gers" in the Mongolian tradition. The following is from an article recently posted on Mongolia.

Mongolia
Reuters
SIMPLE LIFE: Mongolian herder's child play outside a tent in Gachuurt, around 40kms (25 miles) east of the capital Ulan Bator.

"Immense landscapes and warm hospitality make Mongolia an adventure like no other, writes Louise Southerden.

'Time isn't money out here," said our trip leader, the former Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Tim Cope. 'Money has no value on the steppe. Animals have value.'"


An awareness: Last week a freeze killed 20 million animals belonging to nomadic Mongolian People.

More than one million head of livestock have died
Three-q

The bottom line for many Mongolain Yurt/Ger people: For many, their wealth is gone. For many, their families are starving.

Another awareness: International Red Cross is making rescue efforts.

You can get involved with a donation to the IRC here: http://donate.ifrc.org/

Some details on what donations are doing: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/news/10/10021101/



5 comments:

  1. "Time isn't money out here." We could take that to heart in our own culture sometimes. Even "Money isn't money."

    I wandered over from Maggie's place. Nice yurt you have here.

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  2. Hi San,
    Good observation...money isn't money in a depression...recalling a story from the 1930's when a sack of potatoes bought a car...
    Bruce

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  3. 我們不是因為快樂而歌唱,而是唱歌使我們快樂..............................

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