In the details

It’s the little things that make up the shortfall between two standards of living — one above and one below the line of human decency.

So here’s one little thing — mosquito nets, which stop malaria from scything through defenceless refugee camps.

Here’s another little thing — concrete floors, a leap up from dirt floors, which are a breeding ground for parasites and goodness gracious knows what.

It’s crazy easy to do your bit for the first thing — donate ten US dollars online.

For the second, you’d have to rootle around a bit for what you can do in your nearest region of need — possibly via Habitat for Humanity. Heck, find such a programme in Asia, and I’ll do my best to join you for a stint (not the greatest motivation, I know), or at least donate something towards it.

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