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Just $7,700 was contributed online to Operation USA a full week after the recent natural disasters. This compares with over $1 million donated online within 24 hours in 2004 after the Asia tsunami.
When Geronimo Basilio borrowed $100 from Santa Rosa Unida, the local NGO with a micro-credit loan fund in his northern Nicaraguan village, he did so a...
We do not yet know the lethality of this particular strain or mix of animal and human viruses, but it appears at first glance less deadly than the "bird flu."
China's 10 million-plus victims of last May's Sichuan Earthquake remain largely in massive temporary prefabricated housing complexes, in tents or under blue tarps in partially damaged homes.
It's important to understand that the immediacy of a disaster response can also be followed by a long term recovery period that leaves those affected by Mother Nature better off than they were before.
Most of the large brand name relief groups derive 20-75% of all their funds from US government agencies but non-governmental Operation USA is not beholden to political winds.
With even Miami's hardline Congressional delegation asking for official US assistance, Rice stands alone in her obstinacy towards Cuba.
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