read this article today:
I saw mass burials on TV. Bodies were buried without any identification for fear of diseases. Now that it has been proven otherwise, maybe something can be done. Families need to know if their loved ones are still alive or missing. right now, the critical needs are food and shelter. But i believe sometime in the near future, identification of the dead would be important. At least a photo.
Just thinking that it might be possible to send a team of volunteers to document the dead for records. Digital cam, lots of memory cards, Laptop to store...it just might be possible. I called up the Red Cross and Worldvision to see if its possible. But they do not have such needs. Nor has their Indonesian counterparts requested for this. I dont think it has even occured to them, given the mammoth task ahead of them.
My idea: Get a small team of photographers. With equipment. station at the major morgues. Photograph the dead. Set base in one of the relief centers. duration uncertain (maybe 2-6 weeks). The team may not be able to cover all the dead. But at least we will be doing what we can. Equipment might be sponsored if we are able to get proper support from one of the relief agencies.
It's just an idea (the task seems so scary cos it's so real). I'm contacting agencies to see if it is possible. Might be nothing at all.
what do you think?