When tragedy turns foe into friend

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“One global trend in recent years has been the ability and generosity of people to keep pace with frequent mass disasters. This has been evident in Morocco since Friday’s earthquake that destroyed parts of historic Marrakech and surrounding villages in the North African nation. Scores of countries quickly prepared to send assistance as well as made gestures of mourning and solidarity. The Eiffel Tower, for example, went dark on Saturday night. Like many disasters, this one opened opportunities for aid from countries that Morocco sees as adversaries. Accepting such aid would set a tone of peacemaking as it allows for contact between peoples, enabling trust to grow. Any healing of tense ties between nations starts with the humility to accept such help.” (09/11/23)