- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 16, 2007

(AP) — A look at some of the international aid efforts for Peru following Tuesday’s magnitude-8 earthquake:

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS: Sending two planes of tents, water, other supplies; giving $205,000 from emergency fund for victims.

UNITED NATIONS: Officials say they have mobilized almost $1 million in aid from several U.N. agencies.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY: Announces at least euro1 million ($1.34 million) contribution to international aid agencies for Peru.

COLOMBIA: Flying 20 tons of water, medicine, blankets and other aid, 20 rescue workers.

BRAZIL: Sending medicine, food and tents “as soon as possible.”

UNITED STATES: Says studying what aid is needed. The U.S. Navy said it would be prepared to send the hospital ship USNS Comfort, staffed with hundreds of doctors, if asked.

ITALY: Giving euro200,000 ($268,100) to the Red Cross to help distribute emergency medical kits, tents and other aid to quake victims.

U.N. WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: Sending $500,000 of food already in the country to quake victims and preparing other shipments.

Mexico, Spain, Chile and many other nations and organizations said they are ready to help and are assessing needs.



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