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I would also note that, in addition to these 84 member team that USAID is leading has put together, the U.S. Agency for International Development is also preparing two airlifts of prepositioned relief commodities from Dubai into Bam. These relief commodities include 300 rolls of plastic sheeting for temporary shelter and 12,500 blankets.
I would just note that, I think, one foot, one foot of plastic sheeting -- or 10 feet of -- one foot of plastic sheeting is enough to cover 10 people. So -- or I'm sorry -- each roll of plastic sheeting provides temporary shelter for 10 families. So if you've got 300 rolls, that covers 3,000 families. Those -- these commodities will be delivered to Iran as soon as the logistics can be arranged. That's primarily airspace and ramp space issues.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I seem to recall conditions also with the Tsunami...I think its common practice...politics!
Originally posted by junglejake
I can't find a single thing on any conditions with the Tsunami...
Tamilchelvan said the LTTE would “be putting greater effort into informing the international community about the ground reality and request them to make the decision to deliver aid directly to the LTTE”. This amounts to another empty appeal to the US, Britain, Japan and other major powers, which have tied tsunami aid to their own political objectives—a power-sharing deal to end the long-running civil war that threatens their economic and strategic interests in the region.
OTTAWA / August 17, 2005 - A delegation from the Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE delivered more than 225,000 cards to the federal government today urging Ottawa to ensure access to clean, affordable water for the world's poor. The delegation will meet with Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's Chief of Staff, Patrick Tobin.
The petition post cards call for action by Canada to advocate at the World Bank to end a practice that places conditions on loans for poor countries in the Global South - especially policies that directly or indirectly promote the privatization of public water systems. The petitions also urge the government to ensure that World Bank loan practices promote meaningful participation by civil society and communities in setting water policies.
Originally posted by xmotex
A cynical (but clever) bit of political posturing by the Iranians.
They know very well the Bush administration would never accept this offer.