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Stop asking where humanitarians are, and start helping



I’m not irritated at Mr Stern for having an opinion in the letters column (SA Jewish Report, 3 March 2022), neither am I irritated about him expressing his opinion for, as Voltaire once penned, “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”

The truth of the matter is Mr Stern had only one question: where are the humanitarians? My irritation is at the sheer gall in implying that South Africans and South African organisations have done nothing to help Ukraine. This is demoralising for those who have helped and a slap in the face for all those who have donated time and money to assist suffering Ukrainians.

I submit that your question is trite, sir, and that instead of standing on a soap box yelling, “Where are the humanitarians?”, would your time not better be served in using the ink to call for people to donate to assist.

Speaking of which, anybody wishing to donate to the people of the Ukraine can go to:;; or

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