Jan 6, 2005

Humanitarian AID Statistics for Indonesia

Powell also said that the amount of U.S. government spending in disaster relief would be much higher than the $350 million pledged by the Bush administration because of the additional money being spent by the Defense Department delivering emergency supplies.

According to the Defense Department, approximately 13,000 U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel are involved in the relief efforts. Since relief operations began the military has flown 404 missions delivering 316,664 pounds of water, 135,102 pounds of food, and 8,246 pounds of medical supplies.

...the U.S. commander of forces in the Pacific said the United States intends to double the number of helicopters available for delivering emergency supplies in the stricken region.

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