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Asia / Tsunami / Powell Interview / The Children / Relief Effort / Iran Earthquake #775967

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005
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(Banda Aceh: Brian Williams) Death toll from the tsunami in the Indian Ocean cited; scenes shown of Secretary of State Colin Powell arriving in Indonesia to survey the damage. Interview held with Powell about the situation in the disaster zone; aerial scenes shown of the damage; details given about the massive relief effort. [At a field hospital, POWELL – speaks of the destruction; comments on the impact of US aid in a Muslim region; talks about logistical problems in delivering aid; praises the US military for their role in assistance.] The US State Department’s warning against adopting children from the region noted.

(Galle, Sri Lanka: John Seigenthaler) Concern about emotional trauma for the children in the disaster zone featured; scenes shown from a refugee camp. [UNICEF child protection officer Michael COPELAND†- comments on the challenge of putting family structure back together.] [Orphaned girl’s AUNT – says her niece would feel abandoned if given over to a facility.]

(Banda Aceh: Brian Williams) Figures on relief pledges from President Bush and nations around the world cited.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The gap between relief money pledged and the amount that actually came in for victims of the Bam, Iran, earthquake examined in light of the tsunami disaster; scenes shown from Bam, where rubble remains in the streets, survivors still live in tents, and the water supply is limited; statistics cited on Iran earthquake aid. [In Bam, WOMAN, MAN {thru translator} – describe sanitation problems & poverty.] [Former U.N. relief official Frederick BARTON†- says there is no system for follow-up {on pledges.}] [U.N. humanitarian emergency branch Kevin KENNEDY†- comments on an appeal for money that went largely unanswered.]

Williams, Brian;
Seigenthaler, John;
Myers, Lisa

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