Contacted a humanitarian aid group about organizing an initiative in Cox’s Bazar to assist refugees & received this message back–to my mind illustrating why the grandstanding photo ops at the camps done by Bangladeshi, Turkish, Jordanian, & Malaysian representatives are so outrageous because they justify others in doing nothing.:

“We have been getting calls regarding the situation in Burma & whether we are going to respond. For now we are holding back as relief efforts are sponsored by four governments. The Bangladesh Government is doing what it can although on a small scale. The Turkish President has asked the Bangladesh Government to open their borders & Turkey will send in the aid. Knowing how Erdogan operates the aid will be substantial. Qatar & Iran are also getting involved. Their aid will be sizable too. I’m sure Malaysia & some other countries will follow soon. The aid will probably be sufficient that’s why for now we prefer holding back.”