Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
By dave donaldson
July 20, 2011
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.
images of human suffering filled our television screens, there was a
global outpouring of prayer and financial donations to aid the victims.
Undoubtedly, the record financial donations for these disasters were in
part responses to the strong and widespread news coverage these events
received. However, media attention is a double-edged sword ...
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