Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson
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Mission: Relief Efforts

Right my dear Readers I have a mission for you today.

Please can you let me know (with sources) if you find any information about international agencies/foreign aid being offered or working in the Mississippi/Louisiana areas?

Can you also let me know (with sources) if you find that such aid has either been refused or is being held up due to administration difficulties.

Currently hearing some rather discouraging reports about certain institutions refusing foreign assistance and already a few conspiracy theories are circulating that this is because certain people want to highlight the fact that America had to deal with this one by themselves without any international help.

Sure this is complete bullshit, but the only article I've seen so far seemed to show that a specialist Canadian team was refused entry to the States.

I've also read an article from one of the Editors of the Biliox (sp?) daily paper complaining that the relief efforts are actually quite scarce and that the National Guard, et al, were not prepared or properly in place to step in and help even though there was plenty of warning. This does seem to be a concurrent thread across a number of sources and the Bush Admin seem to be getting quite a few salvo's fired at them for being slow to react and badly disorganised in what they have actually done so far.

Thanks again for the help!
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