MaverickM11
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How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:57 am

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?

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RE: How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:59 am

Air-drop from a U-2 from 80,000 feet.
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RE: How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:02 am

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


You don't know your planes.

B52s from 50,000 feet manybe.
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RE: How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:04 am

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...
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RE: How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:07 am

Don't have time to read profiles and such  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:17 am

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

This should help.
 
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RE: How Does Aid Get To Victims In Somalia?

Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:40 pm

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.
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