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  • Israel Earthquake Search, Rescue Team Arrives In Italy

    08/26/2016 1:37:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 26, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Earthquake Search, Rescue Team Arrives In Italy By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — August 26, 2016 … IsraAID has arrived at Italy’s earthquake epicenter with a 20 member team of Search and Rescue, Relief and Trauma Specialists. IsraAID is an Israeli-based humanitarian aid agency that responds to emergency crises and engages in international development around the world. The Israeli search and rescue team wears blue and orange. IsraAID was able to send the rescue team thanks to the support of The Ted Arison Family Foundation. The death toll in earthquake ravaged Italy is climbing slowly, and it...
  • Russian helicopter on Aleppo aid mission shot down, all 5 aboard dead

    08/01/2016 9:30:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 1 Aug, 2016 09:52
    A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down by ground fire in Syria following delivery of humanitarian supplies to Aleppo, the Defense Ministry said. Three crew and two officers from Russia's Reconciliation Center died, according to a Kremlin statement. The Russian military transport Mi-8 helicopter was shot down in Syria on Monday over an area controlled by Al-Nusra Front, Russia’s General Staff said. “The helicopter was hit from the ground in an area under control of the armed units of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group and the troops of the so-called ‘moderate opposition’ who joined them,” General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of...
  • Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

    10/09/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month. Approximately 200 troops stationed at Ft. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft. Hood, will also deploy. Their mission will be constructing facilities to be used in the housing and care of Ebola patients. The troops will not have contact with Ebola patients. The servicemen and women from Ft. Hood are part of a...
  • UKRAINE: Poland will provide Ukrainian armed forces 320 tons of aid

    08/21/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | Thursday, 21 September 2014
    Ministry of Defense of Poland will provide humanitarian aid deliveries to the military in the zone of ATO. This is stated in a message on the website of the Ministry of defence of Poland. "Next week the city will be delivered the first batch of planned almost 320 tons of Polish aid»,-said in a statement. The Ukrainian military will, in particular, food, mattresses and blankets. In the Polish Office stressed that the assistance will be provided on the basis of the Protocol signed between the defense ministries of the two countries. "
  • Called my Congressman to Inquire if Military (or other) Sites in My State are Housing Illegal Aliens

    07/11/2014 5:22:01 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 22 replies
    vanity | self
    Yesterday I called my Congressman to inquire if illegal aliens were being shipped into South Carolina.
  • A new masonic Pope imbued with Italian and humanitarian principles...

    08/06/2013 8:21:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 20 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | August 6, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    A new masonic Pope imbued with Italian and humanitarian principles to corrupt the Church from within? Michael Brown over at Spirit Daily is carrying a link to a National Catholic Reporter article suggesting that a revolution has quietly begun at the Vatican. See here. For centuries the Freemasons have been working to infiltrate the Vatican and to install their own Pope while emphasizing a "social gospel." What is the "Social Gospel"? Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich was shown this secular humanism which would disguise itself as Christianity: "...this church was born without a Saviour, good works without faith, the communion of...
  • Aid groups fear impact of US austerity budget

    04/05/2013 6:45:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 4-5-2013 | Tara McKelvey
    The US Congress has slashed $85bn (Ł56bn) from the federal budget through the end of September. Now, foreign aid groups that rely on US support fear the cuts will devastate the people in the most desperate need. snip The US is the world's largest provider of humanitarian aid, according to the London-based Overseas Development Institute. The US also offers military assistance to countries in the Middle East and other regions and funds programmes for global health, refugee aid and more. The March law writing the cuts into the budget slashed funding for these and other programmes by roughly 5%. More...
  • Op-Ed: Obama Hiding True Motives for War From American People

    03/25/2011 5:29:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama doesn’t tell you what he’s thinking. He keeps his motives to himself. Cherished long-term ideological goals are advanced as pragmatic fixes to concrete problems in the present. Now we’re seeing the familiar domestic pattern in foreign policy as well. Few Americans realize that Obama has had a longstanding interest in multilateral efforts to combat war crimes and genocide. Obama would like to see a more constraining international legal regime on war crimes, even at the cost of national sovereignty, not to mention the blood and treasure of the countries doing the enforcing. In general, Obama has said little about...
  • EDITORIAL: Team Obama, world police--Human rights used as an excuse to violate sovereignty

    03/29/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama’s Monday night speech on the “kinetic military activity” in Libya revealed that he has fully accepted the faddish “responsibility to protect” (R2P) rationale for military intervention abroad. Unfortunately, this action is not just a direct attack on Libya’s state sovereignty, but also on America’s. R2P - sounding a bit like a droid from Star Wars - is a school of thought that developed in response to the propensity of some regimes to commit crimes against their own people and the reticence of the international community to take decisive action. “Responsibility to protect,” however, lacks the firm legal basis...
  • Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane Sandy

    11/08/2012 12:41:17 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel 21c ^ | November 8, 2012 | Abigail Klein Leichman
    Israel Pitches In With Disaster Relief After Hurricane SandyMembers of various NGOs put Israeli knowhow to work, getting food, fuel and other supplies to emergency workers and victims.New York --- When ISRAEL21c spoke with Israel relief volunteer Joel Leyden in New York yesterday, he had just received a phone call from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management on New York’s Long Island. “They confirmed that there is a police escort waiting to bring in Israel Flying Aid’s delivery of fuel, which will go to county hospitals to be dispensed to doctors and nurses so they will be able to...
  • I need help for a non-profit I support.

    06/21/2011 9:10:29 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 14 replies
    Admin moderator, if this is inappropriate please delete. Thanks! I've been helping a non-profit, the International Fire Relief Mission. We collect equipment in the US from fire departments and businesses and ship it overseas to fire departments that either don't have anything or are so poorly equipped, it's a wonder they can do anything. As an example until we shipped equipment to New Guinea, the firefighters responded barefoot wearing overalls. There's another non-profit that raises money for other non-profits and holds a yearly awards ceremony in which as much as $15,000 is awarded. We operate on about $10,000 a year....
  • Red Cross To Israel, UN, EU: There Is No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

    04/20/2011 1:26:41 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 20, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Red Cross To Israel, UN, EU: There Is No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- April 20, 2011 ...... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Defense Forces to the Israel News Agency. Mathilde Redmatn serves as the deputy director of the Red Cross in the Gaza Strip. Redmatn has had the opportunity to see with her own eyes what most of us only see on television screens. On previous assignments, Redmatn has lived in the Congo and in Colombia. Her activities in Gaza are completely different, she says. "Of course...
  • Arab League to ask UN to implement no-fly zone over Gaza

    04/11/2011 5:40:18 AM PDT · by silentknight · 69 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 4/11/11 | Michael Krebs
    With fighting intensifying between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, the Arab League on Sunday announced plans to ask the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza. Read more:
  • If the United Nations had existed in the 1860s... (a thought on humanitarian interventions)

    04/05/2011 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 9 replies
    C-Pol: Constitutionalist, Conservative Politics ^ | April 5, 2011 | Tim T. (Constitutionalist Conservative)
    Imagine, if you will, that the United Nations existed in the 1860s.  Upon receiving news of Sherman’s March to the Sea, it would not be farfetched to presume that the leading power of the day, Great Britain, would have assembled a coalition of the willing and, armed with the appropriate UN resolutions, intervened on behalf of the Confederacy*.By the rules of “humanitarian intervention” under which we apparently operate today, it doesn’t matter whether or not Lincoln had any legitimate interest in keeping the union together** – the actions of his generals would have brought upon the north the wrath of...
  • Ivory Coast: aid workers find 1,000 bodies in Duekoue

    04/03/2011 7:07:22 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2011 | Aislinn Laing
    The single biggest atrocity in the long battle for control of Ivory Coast has emerged after aid workers discovered the bodies of up to 1,000 people in the town of Duekoue. Charity workers who reached Duekoue said it appeared the killings had taken place in a single day, shortly after the town fell to troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man internationally-recognised as having won last year’s presidential election. The apparent massacre came despite the presence of United Nations troops and - if confirmed - will cast a shadow over Mr Outtara’s assumption of the Ivory Coast’s presidency after a...
  • Israel Remembers Haiti One Year After Devastating Earthquake

    01/18/2011 7:27:20 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 18, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Remembers Haiti One Year After Devastating Earthquake By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Video and photos on the Israel News Agency site Jerusalem, Israel ---- January 18, 2011 ...... Its been one year since Israel dispatched a search, rescue and an advanced IDF field hospital to Haiti. I remember. I was there. As a messenger, as a journalist, I have been trained to capture images not just through a cold camera lens click, but also from those around me who whisper, cry, laugh, touch, smile and breathe. It is for the people, the children of Haiti that I remember....
  • Jars of Clay completes 1,000 Wells Project

    12/10/2010 7:08:38 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2010 | CAITLIN R. KING
     More than 700,000 people in Africa are drinking clean water today thanks to multi-platinum Christian band Jars of Clay.The group recently met their goal of providing clean water to 1,000 African communities through the organization they founded, Blood:Water Mission, and its 1,000 Wells Project. -SNIP-Over five years, they ended up raising nearly $7 million for water and sanitation projects as well as hygiene training, and they made multiple trips to Africa to see the progress firsthand. What they found is that life with clean, accessible water is much different. Women and children no longer have to walk miles a day...
  • NBA star and humanitarian giant Manute Bol dies at 47

    06/21/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/21/2010 | Dan Wooding
    The key to peace is education' - Manute Bol Manute Bol, the 7-foot-7 NBA superstar and super humanitarian, died on Saturday, June 19, 2010. He was 47. "Much has been said and written about Manute Bol, and most of the focus has been on his fabulous nine-year career as the tallest person to ever play in the NBA. But there is a much deeper side to the seven-foot-seven native of Sudan. Although he and his family lived in Olathe, Kansas, he always called the village of Turalei in Southern Sudan his home," said a release from M. Sliwa Public Relations....
  • The Godless Humanitarian Ideology

    05/20/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies · 142+ views
    THe Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 5/20/10 | DJP I.F.
    As defined by Wikipedia: “In its most general form, humanitarianism is an ethic of kindness, benevolence and sympathy extended universally and impartially to all human beings. Humanitarianism has been an evolving concept historically but universality is a common element in its evolution. NO DISTINCTION is to be made in the face of human suffering or abuse on grounds of gender, tribal, caste, religious or national divisions.” (Note: words capitalized are for emphasis only and are not in the original quote.) Good - God = 0 Many humanitarians preach a social gospel and teach the “golden rule,” but what a great...
  • U.S. Air Force delivers humanitarian cargo to flood-stricken Tajikistan

    05/17/2010 6:26:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Capt. Justin Brockhoff, USAF
    /17/2010 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) -- An Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III aircrew delivered approximately 100,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies valued at $250,000 to Tajikistan May 16, following two weeks of flooding and mudslides in the nation. The flooding, caused by heavy annual rains, killed at least 24 people, destroyed homes, schools and flooded hundreds of roadways. The cargo delivered by U.S. forces includes tents and other supplies to provide temporary shelter for families displaced by the disaster. The C-17 and its crew are assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Southwest Asia. They flew...
  • Airmen contribute humanitarian aid to Afghan people

    04/19/2010 6:40:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 118+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Richard Williams, USAF
    4/19/2010 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Members of the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron here recently adjusted office space to accommodate more than 1,100 pounds of humanitarian aid sent to Bagram Airfield. The donation, 38 boxes of shoes, was facilitated by Tech. Sgt. Ronald Knight, an air transportation operations center data records technician from the 455th EAPS. Sergeant Knight said when he was here in November, he received an e-mail from Brig. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. "General Kwast put the word out that hospital personnel had noticed a lot of children coming in...
  • From Israel To Haiti With Love - Remembering The IDF, Haitian Children

    02/17/2010 5:20:25 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 17, 2010 | Joel Leyden
    From Israel To Haiti With Love - Remembering IDF, Children By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ---- February 16, 2010 .... This is not easy. Writing about death, destruction and human suffering never is. I really don't want to be here. I really didn't want to go to Haiti after its devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. But few have editorial, Web 2.0, SEO - search engine optimization, new media skills that could open a badly needed, vivid window to Haiti. Nor did I want to return again to this place of sweat, blood and tears. The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald...
  • Afghan Forces Lead Rescue, Humanitarian Missions, ISAF Assists

    02/10/2010 3:36:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 113+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | NEWS RELEASE ISAF Joint Command -
    NEWS RELEASEISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 2010-02-CA-046 For Immediate Release  KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 9) - Afghan National Security Forces displayed well-coordinated procedures in rapidly responding to several natural disasters over the last two days, including avalanches and flooding, as ISAF forces provided assistance. In the case of the multiple avalanches in the area of the Salang Tunnel in Parwan Province, the main artery that connects the Kabul area with eastern parts of the country, the Afghan National Army transported more than 200 people to safety. Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) crews and ISAF mentors flew several missions to...
  • Humanitarian Services (LDS Caucus)

    02/06/2010 7:18:39 AM PST · by restornu · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Newsroom ^ | 2010
    •The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world. Projects operate without regard to the nationality or religion of the recipients. •Humanitarian service may include emergency response to natural disasters, such as an earthquake or a tsunami, or man-made disasters, such as the effects of war and famine. It may also be part of a longer-term effort to meet serious and more entrenched human needs, such as the need to alleviate •Within hours of a disaster, the Church works with local government officials to determine what supplies...
  • Israel, Haiti - A Contrast In Life, Death And A Desperate Plea For Help

    02/04/2010 9:55:56 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 17 replies · 381+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 4, 2010 | Joel Leyden
    Israel, Haiti - A Contrast In Life, Death And A Desperate Plea For Help (Photo) Israel Flying Aid provides food, medicine and treatment to children for severe trauma in Haiti. Photo: Ariel Shruster By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ---- February 4, 2010…… Having just arrived back from Haiti, I will attempt to transcend our soft, template existence here in Israel and articulate what life is like in Haiti. Many have described being in Haiti as having descended into a deep, dark nightmare. This would not be an accurate assessment. One awakens from a nightmare. Haiti is no nightmare....
  • Israel Flying Aid, Orange Israel Create Haiti Orphanage, Provide Humanitarian Aid

    01/25/2010 1:47:48 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Israel Flying Aid, Orange Israel Create Haiti Orphanage, Provide Humanitarian Aid By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Israel Defense Forces Field Hospital --- January 25, 2010 ... Israel Flying Aid and Orange Israel Telecommunications have announced today that they plan to aid humanitarian efforts in Haiti by creating an orphanage which will immediately accommodate 70 children. This will be the first of three stages of establishing an orphanage which is expected to absorb over 200 children in Haiti. Israel Flying Aid with representatives of Orange Israel are now in Haiti accessing an orphanage which was destroyed in the...
  • ANA, ANP Conduct Humanitarian Aid Mission in Paktya Province

    01/22/2010 5:05:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan | Spc. Spencer Case, USA
    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Capt. Ghulam Habiib, commander of 3rd Co., 1st Kandak of the Afghan National Army, gives a hand crank radio to a girl at Sar Mast Kheyl village, Jan. 16. The radio is among the supplies provided by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force so the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police could conduct a humanitarian aid mission to three poverty-stricken villages. The hope is that the mission will increase the legitimacy of the ANA and ANP as institutions and counter Taliban misinformation about the government.(Photo by Spc. Spencer case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment) Story by Spc. Spencer...
  • In Haiti, It's U.S. To The Rescue Again

    01/14/2010 7:10:42 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies · 1,444+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/13/10 | Editorial
    Disaster Relief: Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti was its worst since 1770, leaving the capital in ruins and a death toll that may top 100,000. But help is on its way, and it's America leading the effort. Our tiny tragic neighbor was already in bad shape when the 7.0 earthquake struck the capital of Port-au-Prince. It wasn't just any 7.0 quake, as if that were not bad enough, but a shallow one, meaning it shook harder. Worse still, it hit the most populated area of the country, where 3 million of the country's 9 million citizens live — and left thousands...
  • Muslim Obama, US Money and Corrupt Haitian Past

    01/13/2010 6:44:05 PM PST · by freedomyes · 35 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | Jan 13 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Marxist Muslim Barack Hussein Obama, late in responding to the Fort Hood massacre, inefficient in his support for US troops in Afghanistan, and tagging pants bomber as an “isolated extremist,” came through quickly to the Haitian earthquake tragedy.
  • Joseph Jackson

    10/01/2009 3:04:55 PM PDT · by niftyrosa1 · 84 replies · 2,822+ views
  • Iowahawk: Farm Boy (serious tribute to Norman Borlaug)

    09/18/2009 8:16:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 2,322+ views
    Iowahawk | September 17, 2009 | David Burge
    State Highway 9 is a two lane strip of asphalt that cuts across the northernmost tier of counties in Iowa, from Larchwood to Lansing. If you drive its 320 miles, as I have done many times, you will not be dissuaded from the stereotype of Iowa as a flat boring expanse of cornfields. The few points of interest include Lake Okoboji and the headquarters of Winnebago in Forest City. It takes you near Mason City, the model for "River City" in Meredith Willson's The Music Man, and the site of the plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly after a February...
  • On the Ground: U.S. Forces Provide Training, Humanitarian Aid

    07/20/2009 4:04:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 218+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 20, 2009 – U.S forces delivered new skills, and hope, to Iraqis in recent training and humanitarian operations, military officials reported. Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, and the 19/5 Military Transition Team recently provided training to their counterparts from 5th Iraqi Army Division’s 19th Brigade. "Our main goal with these events is to provide these medics with the knowledge they need to save lives," said Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Mackey, a transition team medic. "Beyond the actual training, we are coaching the [Iraqi] brigade's medical leadership in planning and implementing brigade-level training." Mackey said the soldiers...
  • Governor Palin Accepting Independent Group Home Living Foundation's Award on June 7th

    05/30/2009 7:31:08 PM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 507+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 5/30 | Independent Group Home Living Foundation
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, named "Honoree of the Year '09" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL;, will be coming to the dinner and accepting the award at the IGHL 30th anniversary gala on Sunday, June 7th. (Photo: ) This is the Alaska Governor's first appearance on Long Island. Independent Group Home Living (IGHL; is a Manorville, New York-based not-for-profit organization providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities in New York State. Palin is devoted to families who have children with special needs. The award will be presented at the organization's 30th anniversary...
  • Iraqi Police, U.S. Soldiers Deliver Humanitarian Aid in Babil

    03/18/2009 4:51:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 186+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Matthew Pierce, USA
    Iraqi Police unload sleeping mats during a recent humanitarian assistance mission in the Babil province. Photo by 1st Lt. Matthew Pierce, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. CSC SCANIA — The residents of a small village in rural Jawadia of the Babil province received an unexpected surprise recently. In the early morning hours under a hazy, sand-induced overcast sky, local villagers awoke to find Iraqi Police (IP) of the Furat Police Station and Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pulling into their village with a railcar shipping container in tow.When the smiling IP officers cracked open the...
  • On the Ground: Iraqis Take Lead in Operations, Humanitarian Missions

    03/18/2009 4:32:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 253+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 18, 2009 – Aided by U.S. forces, Iraqis are making vast strides toward sovereignty as they assume responsibility for everything from public works operations to joint security stations, all while working to boost the quality of life in Iraq. Army Spc. Patrick Armstrong, power generation repairer, trains Iraqi army mechanics during a generator maintenance class taught in the motor pool on Forward Operating Base Delta, Iraq, March 14, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Allison Churchill  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In Baghdad, four public works substations funded by coalition forces were turned over to the...
  • On the Ground: Troops in Iraq Keep Humanitarian Efforts at Forefront

    03/17/2009 4:10:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2009 – Though U.S. forces in Iraq have focused their efforts on building the nation’s self-sufficiency, they have not lost sight of the need for humanitarian assistance. Army Sgt. Ray Chavez and Army Pfc. Jonathon Ahrem treat an Iraqi boy during a joint U.S.-Iraqi humanitarian mission in Iraq’s Maysan province, March 8, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Mark Schenk  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In recent days, U.S. forces have conducted humanitarian missions throughout Iraq to boost the quality of medical care and deliver health care and much-needed supplies to Iraqis. U.S....
  • Humanitarian Assistance Provided by Iraqi Soldiers in Maysan Province

    03/13/2009 5:59:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 2nd Lt. Sean Frankum, USA
    A woman from Amarah thanks an Iraqi Army Soldier during a humanitarian aid drop in Amarah, March 9. Photo by 2nd Lt. Sean Frankum, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. FOB GARRY OWEN — Iraqi Soldiers recently traveled house to house in a small neighborhood in the Maysan province on the southeastern border of Iraq to hand out essential supplies to citizens in need.The Iraqi Soldiers, assisted by their American counterparts, provided blankets, canned food and other household necessities during the humanitarian aid drop in the city of Amarah.Along with food and bedding supplies, Iraqi children were also given comic books...
  • Israel Humanitarian Aid To Gaza Strip Continues

    02/23/2009 10:10:01 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies · 426+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 23, 2009 | Monique Lester
    Israel Humanitarian Aid To Gaza Strip Continues By Monique Lester Israel News Agency Jerusalem --- February 23, 2009...... Part of the the following communication was sent from the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. In the ongoing Israel humanitarian effort for the people of Gaza, since the unilateral cease fire with Hamas (18/1/2009), 112,991 tons of aid and 10,062,900 liters of fuel for the Gaza power station have been delivered to the Gaza Strip. Today, Kerem Shalom, Nahal Oz, Karni and Erez Gaza crossings operated enabling humanitarian movements and transfer of humanitarian...
  • On the Ground: Troops Keep Transportation, Humanitarian Efforts on Track

    02/11/2009 4:56:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 196+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2009 – Mileage was made on several fronts in Iraq recently, with U.S. and Iraqi forces teaming up to get a train rolling again and working to improve the quality of life for Baghdad children. Army Capt. Agustin Dominguez shows Iraqi children his camera after taking a picture of them during a humanitarian mission in eastern Baghdad’s New Baghdad district Feb. 4, 2009. U.S. soldiers and Iraqi National Police distributed more than 800 wool blankets to New Baghdad residents. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua W. Lowery  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In Taji, Iraq,...
  • Navy Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Faina Crew

    02/06/2009 3:29:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 386+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 6, 2009 – The U.S. Navy is providing humanitarian assistance to the Ukranian ship Faina and its crew following the ship's release yesterday by Somali pirates. The U.S. Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba provides fuel and fresh water to the Ukranian ship Faina following its release by Somali pirates, Feb. 5, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael R. McCormick  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sailors from the Norfolk-based destroyer USS Mason went aboard Faina to conduct a health and comfort inspection of the crew as well as to provide Faina's...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Soldiers Conduct Humanitarian Food Delivery

    01/21/2009 3:57:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 188+ views
    Students at Al Karama School for Girls in the Suleikh neighborhood of Baghdad strike up a conversation at the joint humanitarian assistance drop conducted by Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers, Jan. 19. Photo by Photo by Scott Flenner, 4th Infantry Division. BAGHDAD — Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers handed out humanitarian aid packages to children attending Al Karama School for girls in the Suleikh district here, Jan. 19. The patrol left early in the morning from Forward Operating Base War Eagle to link up with their IA counterparts in Suleikh to conduct their first joint-HA drop during the...
  • Humanitarian Aid: Reaching Gaza's Poor?

    01/13/2009 5:20:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1/14/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( The IDF announced early Tuesday morning that it would hold its fire from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for the three-hour daily humanitarian ceasefire period in which Gaza residents come out to stock up on free food and medical supplies. The full shipment of 100 truckloads of humanitarian supplies is expected to make its way through the Kerem Shalom Crossings, according to IDF Major Peter Lerner, spokesman for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). However, there appears to be a real question as to how many of those supplies are actually getting to the residents once they...
  • Dirt Bike Heroes - Border Patrol rescue team finds more maneuverable means for saving lives

    12/27/2008 11:51:38 AM PST · by AuntB · 7 replies · 731+ views
    Casa Grande Valley Newspapers ^ | Dec. 27, 2008 | DEANNA DENT
    YUMA - Border Patrol agent David Zahn's experience shows as he winds his dirt bike around orange cones on a rocky training course. Two colleagues have a steeper learning curve, one of them stalling repeatedly and the other finding his groove after riding tentatively at first. Zahn's edge comes from experience; he rides dirt bikes for fun. Yet he said he has a lot to learn to use the vehicle to do his job, which has him rescuing people in the rugged terrain along the Arizona-Mexico border. Those lessons include using hand signals to communicate with fellow riders and how...
  • Iraqi Police, U.S. Soldiers Provide Humanitarian Aid in Baghdad

    11/24/2008 1:58:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jeremy Todd, USA
    Iraqi children thank an Iraqi Policeman with smiles after receiving a case of bottled water in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad, Nov. 20, 2008. Photo by Sgt. Jeremy Todd, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs. FOB RUSTAMIYAH — Iraqi Police (IP) officers and U.S. Soldiers attached to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, teamed up to distribute humanitarian aid to those who needed the assistance in eastern Baghdad, Nov 20. The IP and Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, attached to 4th BCT, 10th...
  • U.S. Soldiers Deliver Humanitarian Supplies to Ameriyah Leader

    11/16/2008 4:53:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Whitney Houston, USA
    Al Firdous Mosque, located in the Ameriyah neighborhood of western Baghdad, was the site chosen for a humanitarian aid drop carried out by U.S. Soldiers, Nov. 13, 2008. Photo by Sgt. Whitney Houston, Multi-National Division Baghdad. CAMP LIBERTY — With many families lacking the daily essentials in Ameriyah, a neighborhood in western Baghdad, U.S. Soldiers delivered 50 humanitarian aid boxes to the Al Firdous mosque, Nov. 13.  The boxes were dropped off to be given to needy families in the area through a key local community leader, or shaykh. “We’ve done this a few times,” said 2nd Lt. Andrew Kendzierski,...
  • Iraqi Army Soldiers Lead Humanitarian Drop, Aid People of Shulla

    09/15/2008 4:17:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Christopher T. Taylor, USA
    A local Iraqi woman receives a humanitarian assistance package from an Iraqi Army Soldier in the Shulla community in northwest Baghdad, Sept. 10, 2008. Photo by 1st Lt. Christopher Taylor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers partnered with Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers conducted a humanitarian assistance (HA) drop in the northwestern Baghdad neighborhood of Shulla, Sept. 10. Iraqi security forces (ISF) and Coalition forces (CF) have conducted numerous HA drops throughout Shulla, but this one was unique because it was planned and executed by the IA with minimal CF...
  • It’s just war

    09/15/2008 6:31:49 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 98+ views
    The National ^ | September 11. 2008 | Matthew Price
    In his new history of humanitarian intervention, Gary Bass attempts to construct a model for international action today. Easier said than done, writes Matthew Price. Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention Gary J Bass Knopf DH128 There are few more loaded phrases than “humanitarian intervention”. At once too broad and too narrow, it lends itself perfectly to empty sloganeering, and worse. After all, Vladimir Putin defended the invasion of Georgia partly on humanitarian grounds – to defend ethnic Ossetians – even if much of the world saw things differently. But Putin invoked the same kind of language Nato used...
  • U.S. to Provide $1 Billion for Georgia Reconstruction, Humanitarian Aid

    09/04/2008 4:48:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 114+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2008 – The United States will provide $1 billion in recovery aid to Georgia, President Bush announced today. Russia invaded the Caucasus republic in August and still has troops in the country in violation of a cease-fire agreement reached Aug. 13. Through Operation Assured Delivery, the U.S. military has delivered more than 2 million pounds of humanitarian supplies to the former Soviet republic. Bush said the new funds will help meet Georgia’s humanitarian needs and support its economic recovery. “More than half of these funds will be made available in the near term and will support reconstruction...

    09/02/2008 2:23:50 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Israel's extraordinary help for the Arab "Palestinians" should overshadow any consequences in it's war on terror stemming out of "Palestinian" initiated violence      Let alone current contributions and aid, even in the years that the "Palestinians" love to refer to as "occupation", just How "bad" was it really for them?   1967 - 1993   * Economic prosperity, Israeli investment in "Palestinian" business, industry and infrastructure helped the PA GNP grow 13% annually between 1967 and 1980, per capita income grew tenfold, unemployment dropped from 40% to below 5%.   * Standard of living soared, Health gains: Israel built 166...
  • Iraqi Police, U.S. Soldiers Team Up for Medical, Humanitarian Aid Mission

    08/24/2008 12:04:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Zach Mott, USA
    A member of the 3rd battalion, 4th brigade, 1st national police division hands a stuffed animal to an Iraqi girl during a combined medical engagement in the Sha'ab neighborhood of northern Baghdad on Aug. 22, 2008. Sgt. Zachary Mott. BAGHDAD — Hundreds of residents braved the intense Iraqi summer heat to receive a medical screening from American doctors and receive an aid package from Iraqi National Police in the Sha’ab neighborhood of the Adhamiyah District of northern Baghdad on Aug. 22.Even before the doors officially opened shortly after 8 a.m., Sha’ab residents began lining up outside the neighborhood school for...