Help for tragedy in Beslan

It’s almost impossible to find words to comment on the awful tragedy in Beslan in the Russian region of North Ossetia, with so many people – at least 50% of which are children – slaughtered in the storming of the school by Russian forces on Friday.

While no doubt many charities and other organziations will be requesting financial and other help in the coming days, one thing you could do right now is contribute to the Red Cross/Red Crescent. The Russian Red Cross is already active on the ground there.

For information on making a donation, see the website of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.