U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan urged national governments and relief organizations to speed the flow of pledged donations for the tsunami recovery effort in order to save the lives of an estimated 150,000 people at risk from disease and injury.
By PBS NewsHour
Aid workers used everything from helicopters to elephants to try and deliver aid to the hundreds of thousands of people without food and shelter eight days after an earthquake and ensuing tsunamis devastated parts of southern Asia.
Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Sudan Tuesday, hoping to pressure the Khartoum government to assist the delivery of aid to the war-torn Darfur region where U.S. officials worry 1 million people may die this year.
Flanked by patrol boats and assault helicopters, the British supply ship Sir Galahad docked at the hard-won port of Umm Qasr on Friday, loaded with the first military shipment of relief aid for Iraqi citizens.
The first shipments of humanitarian aid and supplies since the beginning of the Iraq war last week began to arrive at the southern port city of Umm Qasr, as coalition forces declared safe several southern Iraqi towns.
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