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    venezuela's election..., 2005-12-06 13:26:40 | Main | "If Jesus Debated Sen. Kerry and President Bush"..., 2005-12-06 14:52:57

    $5 billion a month...:

    What we failed to realize was that the quake left behind 3 million utterly impoverished people to live in tents -- in tents if they're lucky, under the stars if they're not -- in a region where heavy snowfall and severe winters are the norm. Aid organizations that exist to deal with these sorts of situations recognized the danger immediately and began a desperate drive to at least get tents to as many people as possible before winter made aid operations impossible.

    They called it the "window of opportunity," this month or so between the quake and the expected onset of winter, and for the international aid community it would be their Normandy, the toughest single emergency rescue operation in history.

    ...to date, only about $131 million of a U.N. target $550 million has been raised...


:: posted by buermann @ 2005-12-06 14:22:45 CST | link





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