Know what is sad?
Private donations to help Haiti rebuild are likely gonna total around 400 million $.
The combined donations of the US and the EU to feed the millions of refugees fleeing the DR Congo are $7.6 million.
Will people only help when celebrities get involved? And what does it take for a celebrity to throw together an aid concert?
The truth is we prefer earthquakes and tsunamis to wars and famines because for the former tragedies there are visible ends: we can see how to rebuild and start afresh. With the latter, there is no telling when rain or peace will come.
And we just don't have the attention span.