I have just been booked to DJ at a special charitable event. It is the MSF/Doctor’s Without Borders fund raiser on March 26th in Second Life.
Staff members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported “dire conditions” on Saturday in Mariupol, Ukraine.
In a statement issued Saturday, one staff member of MSF gave the following account:“The situation is the same as in recent days. This night the shelling was harder and closer. We collected snow and rain water yesterday to have some utility water. We tried to get free water today but the queue was huge. We also wanted to get ‘social’ bread but it is not clear the schedule and the places of distribution. According to people, multiple grocery stores were destroyed by missiles and the remaining things were taken by people in desperate need. Still no power, water, heating and mobile connection. No one heard about any evacuation yet. Pharmacies are out of medicine.
”MSF said in the statement that people are now effectively trapped in Mariupol, where the war arrived so suddenly that many could not even flee.MSF Director of Operations Christine Jamet on Saturday called for safe routes to allow civilians to flee from Mariupol, including MSF staff and their families.“Civilians must not be trapped in a war zone,” Jamet said, adding that “people seeking safety must be able to do so, without fear of violence”.
I will be releasing the SURL on Wednesday of this week here in on the KLR website, with more details of the event.
Anthony LovettFormer local radio Presenter of 23 years. Second Life member for 7 years. Also known as DJ Tony in Second Life. (The original DJ Tony).