September 26, 2011
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
Dave Donaldson, Neue Magazine
In January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. The disaster killed more than 250,000 people and left the small island nation—the poorest country in the western hemisphere—devastated.
Then, in March 2011, an 8.9 earthquake struck Sendai, Japan. Not only was it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, it also resulted in a 30-foot tsunami that spawned fires and killed hundreds of people.