All trivial in the wake of…

Taking a look back at the news of the week, it all seems trivial in the wake of the earthquakes and tsunamis which have ravaged Japan today. With already 1,000 presumed dead and the death toll rising, people around the world are offering their hearts and prayers to the Japanese people.

The developed nations of the world are already displaying great amounts of charity and goodwill in response to this tragedy: more than 45 countries are offering aid in one way or another, and the United States Navy is mobilizing to assist in the disaster relief.

It isn’t just nations who are offering help. Google has deployed a “person finder” interactive database that is allowing users to post information about missing persons, contact loves ones, and facilitate collaborate with rescue workers.

In the midst of such an awful tragedy, it is reassuring to see the better side of humanity show its face as thousands mobilize to help however they can.

You can find ways to assist in Japan’s disaster relief here and here.

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