I have just read this and this. The world stinks. That's an understatement.
We're all responsible: running away from these realities won't help.
Incidentally, I believe some lady claims (in response to the first article) that "this would never have happened in USA or london". Please read the reports on looting, shooting, killing, raping and, yes, mutilation in post-Katrina Louisiana. But this is hardly the point.