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How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17827 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Somalia was also hit by last week's tsunami, but how the heck do aid workers get aid to victims that live in a country of complete anarchy?

http://www.lintelligent.com/gabarits/articleAFP_online.asp?art_cle=AFP60805razdesemitc0

It's in French but some key points:
*277 tonnes of food aide delivered to people that aide workers can access
*176 dead
*Just about everything in Somalia was destroyed by the civil war anyway
*30,000-50,000 affected, mostly fishermen since it happened in the middle of fishing season; not sure which of those 30-50,000 were affected by the Tsunami or by simply living in Somalia

Anybody know how aide agencies are attempting to get to Somalian victims, if at all?




E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Air-drop from a U-2 from 80,000 feet.


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Air-drop from a U-2 from 80,000 feet.


You don't know your planes.

B52s from 50,000 feet manybe.



Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

David b.

Shame on you if you took me seriously.

Telling a pilot, who owns his own aerospace company, that he does not know his planes is bold of you...



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Don't have time to read profiles and such  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

http://www.reliefweb.int in the right column, click on Somalia

This should help.


User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Now I might be wrong but I am pretty sure it will not be a UH-60 Blackhawk, at least not flown by a Yank.


I would help you but it is not in the contract
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