– FIRE and SURVIVOR – 22-year-old Angela Medeiros was one of the lucky ones. She survived the blazing inferno that ravaged the forty-storey Torres building in downtown Sao Paolo. At least thirty people are known to have lost their lives in the fire that raged for over twelve 5 hours. The final count is expected to be far higher as desperate relatives try to locate missing members of their families.
– STARVING – The number of people who die as a result of starving is increasing every day; People don’t always die just because they don’t eat; they die because they are so weakened from lack of food that they get ill very easily. Very few people die of measles in Great Britain. Measles is just a childhood disease that most of us experience and shake off in a week or two.
– DISASTER AT SEA – Along the coast of the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard helps ships that get into difficulty at sea. The Coast Guard, like the Navy, is controlled by the U.S. government. It receives the money that it needs from the government; therefore, its ships, planes, and helicopters are very modern. In Great Britain the system is very different. So lifeboats?
YOUR HELPING HAND CAN TURN DESPAIR INTO HOPE It is difficult for people living in a prosperous country to imagine what it is like to grow up in one of the poor countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. In many developing countries, millions of children die from malnutrition and disease before they even reach adulthood. For those who survive, life is cruelly hard.
( RNIB ) The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is trying to help the 130,000 blind people in Britain. Most of these people are 75 or older, which is an age when it is difficult to make a new start. Things are difficult if you are born blind but if you lose your sight later in life, it is worse. It takes time to adjust to your new life without sight.
– SINGLE FATHERS’ CLUB – -> Self-help groups, i.e. groups of people with common problems, are very popular in many countries. These people have meetings and talk about their problems. They try to find answers for their problems together.