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Uruguay and United States Exchange Humanitarian Assistance

U.S. contributes $50,000 to Uruguayan relief effort. Uruguay offers 2 water purification plants and 2,000 kg of powdered milk for victims of Katrina

Posted: September 6, 2005 Main story: U.S. launches massive response to aid Hurricane Katrina victims  
Related item: USAID To Provide Disaster Assistance to Uruguay  

Uruguay and the United States will exchange humanitarian assistance to aid in the recovery from the weather emergency suffered by Uruguay and the tragic consequences of Hurricane Katrina which struck the southeastern United States August 29.

James D. Nealon. (File photo)
James D. Nealon
U.S. Embassy Chargé D'Affaires, James D. Nealon, announced today that the United States will collaborate with the Uruguayan government in a mutal aid program as a consequence of the storm suffered by Uruguay on August 23. The U.S. will contribute U$S 50,000 - effective immeadiately - to help restore the basic needs of those people affected by the storm.

For its part, the government of Uruguay has offered to donate and assist with the installation of two water purification plants, and 2000 kilos of powdered milk. This support will be directed to help off-set the tragic damages caused by Hurricane Katrina.

The Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has expressed gratitude for the support recieved from more than 70 countries, indicating that there has been "a really tremendous response from the rest of the world (...) People have said that America has been so generous in times like this in other places, and now it is time to be generous to America.” (See related article).






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