Journal Assignment

Describe the personal impact of a recent news story from another country.  For example, has there been a crisis in a country you have visited, or where you have friends and colleagues who live?  

Points to cover:
1.  What was the event, where did it happen, what was the outcome
2.  In what way did it affect you personally?  What did you do about it (if anything)
3.  What is the continuing impact (if any)?