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Red Cross Spends Over $1B

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The Red Cross announced it surpassed 1 billion dollars of spending in 2008. There is some debate as to why expenditures hit a record high. Is it because of the increased need for relief or because of the increased ability to reach relief victims?
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is based [...]

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Mississippi Disaster

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President Obama Signs Mississippi Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of March 25-28, 2009.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments [...]

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Earthquake in L’Aquila

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Italian Red Cross Responds to Earthquake in L’Aquila
Italy — At least 217 people died in an an earthquake centered around L’Aquila. Overnight, more than 100 people were rescued from under fallen buildings. It is estimated that thousands of people are without homes.
The Red Cross says:
The American Red Cross will continue to monitor the [...]

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