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International Response: US Govt. pledges $ 3.25 million in emergency assistance for Burma by carpediemdg
May 7, 2008, 9:08 pm
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USAID Partners with American Red Cross to Help the Burmese People

USAID Press Release

May 7, 2008
Press Office: 202-712-4320
Public Information: 202-712-4810

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $1 million of the initial $3.25 million in emergency assistance for Burma through the American Red Cross. This assistance will help provide for ongoing community assessments, mobilization and distribution of relief supplies from pre-positioned Red Cross stockpiles, follow-up monitoring and coordination, and the local procurement, transport, and emergency storage of temporary shelter materials.

Read full press release here

— Divya


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