China this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set to work immediately,according to Chinese state media. The rescuers and asecond group from the People’s Liberation Army are both well-equipped to help in the desperate search for survivors of a disaster that has already claimed more than 3,600 lives: Some are veterans of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which had a 70,000 death toll, and they bring much-needed supplies.
It is deeply maddening and saddening to see humanity suffer due to political lines and geographic positions interfering with necessary aid. Imaginary lines that give a region of the planet a name and an irrational sense of "ownership" to those associated with it. Instead of getting to rescuing people, there must be time to stop for a picture. Just get to it already!!