http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-nepal-the-ax-is-more-useful-than-the-pen/

I had always felt that a lot of people, including individuals, NGOs, people representing organizations, who went to Nepal during the first week of the earthquake, were there primarily for photo opportunity until I read Melanie Lidman’s article.  Thank you Melanie for confirming my hunch.  If that were not the case, why every time these so-called “volunteers” did something they would pose with a big smile on their faces in front of the camera that would otherwise bring tears to their eyes?   An avalanche of photos and videos that were posted on Facebook and uploaded on YouTube is what the author calls ……
a perverse competition to present the most photogenic destruction porn.”

According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there are 330 organizations from dozens of countries serving in Nepal, and most of them are competing for donations back at home. The more desperate the story, the more donations they will receive.  The people who are genuinely or non-genuinely trying to help has turned the tragedy into a circus.  So sad!