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By RICHARD BOUDREAUX and RICHARD BOUDREAUX,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 25, 2006
ECATEPEC, Mexico -- Want to add a room to the house? Get fitted for reading glasses? Take home a bicycle or container of gasoline? Better yet, qualify for a free-meals program? If you're needy and registered to vote in Mexico, now is the time to improve your lot. It's election season, and in poor communities all over the country the three big political parties are dispensing campaign largess, with the hope or understanding that recipients will return the favor at the ballot box July 2. Scores of senior citizens gathered under a tent in the main plaza of this Mexico City suburb in the second week of June to sign up for a new $70 monthly food subsidy.
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September 1, 2008
When natural disasters strike, getting food, fresh water, blankets and medical supplies to the affected areas quickly can mean the difference between life and death for victims. After the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, U.S. military helicopters and cargo planes were among the first to arrive with humanitarian aid and relief supplies. But the U.S. commitment to humanitarian assistance for Georgia's citizens in areas devastated by the country's recent war with Russia looks more like an American military operation than a civilian relief effort.
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June 22, 2004
County to begin paving work on Old Westminster Road The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced that paving on Old Westminster Road will begin tomorrow. The paving will begin on the east side of Route 91 and end at Route 140. Information: 410-386-2171. Haiti, Dominican Republic shipped relief supplies The Brethren Service Center in New Windsor has shipped $225,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to help the victims of flash floods.
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By RICHARD BOUDREAUX and RICHARD BOUDREAUX,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 25, 2006
ECATEPEC, Mexico -- Want to add a room to the house? Get fitted for reading glasses? Take home a bicycle or container of gasoline? Better yet, qualify for a free-meals program? If you're needy and registered to vote in Mexico, now is the time to improve your lot. It's election season, and in poor communities all over the country the three big political parties are dispensing campaign largess, with the hope or understanding that recipients will return the favor at the ballot box July 2. Scores of senior citizens gathered under a tent in the main plaza of this Mexico City suburb in the second week of June to sign up for a new $70 monthly food subsidy.
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By Chicago Tribune | September 9, 1992
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The United Nations' latest mission in Somalia has started running into trouble, though it has barely begun.The U.N., strongly criticized for withdrawing its aid organizations from Somalia last year, now is preparing to send up to 3,500 troops into the country to protect relief supplies urgently needed by famine victims.Most ordinary Somalis, weary of war and hunger, would welcome any force that can rescue them from the tyranny of gunmen controlling the streets and back roads.
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September 1, 2008
When natural disasters strike, getting food, fresh water, blankets and medical supplies to the affected areas quickly can mean the difference between life and death for victims. After the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, U.S. military helicopters and cargo planes were among the first to arrive with humanitarian aid and relief supplies. But the U.S. commitment to humanitarian assistance for Georgia's citizens in areas devastated by the country's recent war with Russia looks more like an American military operation than a civilian relief effort.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 7, 2001
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush will visit New Windsor's Brethren Service Center tomorrow to watch as relief supplies donated by American children are prepared for shipment to Afghanistan. In response to the president's plea to help the children of Afghanistan, American children have raised $1.5 million, funds that have paid for tents, jackets and gift boxes filled with essentials and treats. "It is the first shipment to go from the U.S. as a result of the dollars-for-Afghanistan campaign, which President Bush urged children to contribute to," said Leslie VanSant, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, which is handling the children's effort.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 25, 2001
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon stopped emergency airdrops of food and other humanitarian supplies to stranded civilian communities inside Afghanistan yesterday, saying that most such supplies can now be delivered by road. Giant C-17 cargo planes had dropped pallets of food, tents, blankets, winter clothing and other relief supplies since the U.S.-led air war began in October. The aid program began with great fanfare but soon dwindled to about two deliveries a day. Overall, U.S. military forces have flown about 17,000 operational sorties in support of the war against the al-Qaida terror network and the now-defeated Taliban regime in Afghanistan, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr.
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By Stevenson Swanson and Stevenson Swanson,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 31, 2004
NEW YORK - In what could prove to be the biggest relief operation in United Nations history, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday that the world organization had received pledges of $500 million to provide emergency assistance to victims of the South Asia earthquake and tsunamis. More than 30 nations have pledged $250 million, including a U.S. promise of $35 million, which Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday was "only the beginning." The other $250 million will come from the World Bank.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | April 12, 1991
Washington -- THERE'S A distinct Alice-in-Wonderland quality to the Western nations' -- and particularly President Bush's -- response to the human and political quagmire produced by Saddam Hussein's slaughter of Kurds and Shiites in his own country.After forcing his retreat from Kuwait with an unprecedentedly massive and effective assault on Iraq, the United States and its U.N. coalition allies occupy an estimated 20 percent of the country. They also have ordered Saddam to destroy all his capabilities to produce nuclear, chemical and biological warfare weapons.
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By Stevenson Swanson and Stevenson Swanson,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 31, 2004
NEW YORK - In what could prove to be the biggest relief operation in United Nations history, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday that the world organization had received pledges of $500 million to provide emergency assistance to victims of the South Asia earthquake and tsunamis. More than 30 nations have pledged $250 million, including a U.S. promise of $35 million, which Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday was "only the beginning." The other $250 million will come from the World Bank.
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June 22, 2004
County to begin paving work on Old Westminster Road The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced that paving on Old Westminster Road will begin tomorrow. The paving will begin on the east side of Route 91 and end at Route 140. Information: 410-386-2171. Haiti, Dominican Republic shipped relief supplies The Brethren Service Center in New Windsor has shipped $225,000 worth of emergency relief supplies to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to help the victims of flash floods.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2004
When Rosella Reese saw the devastating images of an earthquake-ravaged town in Iran flash across her television screen, she knew she would soon be packing relief supplies. Within a few days, Reese and several other workers at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor have helped put together a $550,000 shipment of medicines, vitamins and bandages that is to leave the western Carroll County town today, bound for Bam in southern Iran. The 20-foot-long cargo container will be shipped by air and should arrive by week's end. "I knew what I would be doing as soon as I heard there was an earthquake," said Reese, who has been packing relief supplies at the warehouse for nearly 18 years.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 26, 2003
WASHINGTON - Soon, President Bush said yesterday, the Iraqi people would see "the great compassion" of the United States and other nations that have pledged to deliver humanitarian aid to civilians in need of food, water, medicine or shelter. But, as U.S. and British troops battle their way to Baghdad, the continued deadly fighting in southern Iraq has delayed such relief, with some aid workers saying it could be days, if not weeks, before the region is safe enough for anyone but the military to enter.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 10, 2003
WASHINGTON - As the Bush administration prepares to invade Iraq, deploying all the tools of war to the region, it is also sending water, food and medicine and bracing for a relief effort that could prove as challenging as the war itself. If not more so. President Bush has stressed that in case of war, the United States would provide emergency aid to Iraqi citizens, many of whom could lose access to food and water or decide to flee the country. But many envision a humanitarian crisis for which aid groups say they are ill-prepared.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2003
Ralph C. Bain, a disaster relief expert and former head of Central Maryland's American Red Cross chapter, died of pneumonia Monday at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 94. Born in Little Rock and raised in Bentonville, Ark., he earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Arkansas in 1931. While doing postgraduate studies at Columbia University's Graduate School of Social Work, he went to work for the New York state welfare department. Mr. Bain began his 36-year career with the Red Cross in 1937 as a relief worker, assisting people who were displaced by the great floods that swept through the Midwest that year.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 26, 2003
WASHINGTON - Soon, President Bush said yesterday, the Iraqi people would see "the great compassion" of the United States and other nations that have pledged to deliver humanitarian aid to civilians in need of food, water, medicine or shelter. But, as U.S. and British troops battle their way to Baghdad, the continued deadly fighting in southern Iraq has delayed such relief, with some aid workers saying it could be days, if not weeks, before the region is safe enough for anyone but the military to enter.
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By New York Times News Service | September 18, 1992
NAIROBI, Kenya -- As concern grows about the plight of civilians cut off from food and medicine in war-ravaged southern Sudan, a senior United Nations official said yesterday that he had won agreement from both sides in the civil war for relief flights to 20 places in the region.Jan Eliasson said that government officials and rebel representatives had promised not to interfere with flights of food, medicine and other relief supplies into 9 rebel-held towns and 11 government-held towns, including the regional centers of Malakal and Wau.But Mr. Eliasson made it clear that he had not been able to obtain safe passage for flights into Juba, the largest city in the south, which is held by the government but under siege from a faction of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 25, 2001
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon stopped emergency airdrops of food and other humanitarian supplies to stranded civilian communities inside Afghanistan yesterday, saying that most such supplies can now be delivered by road. Giant C-17 cargo planes had dropped pallets of food, tents, blankets, winter clothing and other relief supplies since the U.S.-led air war began in October. The aid program began with great fanfare but soon dwindled to about two deliveries a day. Overall, U.S. military forces have flown about 17,000 operational sorties in support of the war against the al-Qaida terror network and the now-defeated Taliban regime in Afghanistan, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 7, 2001
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush will visit New Windsor's Brethren Service Center tomorrow to watch as relief supplies donated by American children are prepared for shipment to Afghanistan. In response to the president's plea to help the children of Afghanistan, American children have raised $1.5 million, funds that have paid for tents, jackets and gift boxes filled with essentials and treats. "It is the first shipment to go from the U.S. as a result of the dollars-for-Afghanistan campaign, which President Bush urged children to contribute to," said Leslie VanSant, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, which is handling the children's effort.
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