Tuesday, February 07, 2023

May you live in interesting times

Yesterday I went to Marks & Spencer in my lunch break and bought a pack of five black cotton boxer shorts and a pack of seven pairs of black cotton socks. It wasn't very stimulating.

For excitement you couldn't do better than the Turkey-Syria Earthquake. Thirteen years after I worked with them on the Haiti Appeal (Icons passim) the Disasters Emergency Committee are still my go-to-guys when things like this happen.

If you happen to have any change jingling in your pocket.


A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck south-eastern Turkey near the border with Syria in the early hours of Monday 6 February 2023. Hundreds of people are dead and several hundred are injured, with the death toll expected to rise. Rescue workers are desperately searching for survivors in cities and towns across the area.

We are deeply concerned for all those affected and are closely monitoring the situation against the DEC’s criteria for launching an appeal. Several DEC charities have launched an appeal and are supporting the local response. If you would like to help, we encourage you to donate to one of the DEC charities’ appeals below:

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