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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Beruwala, Sri Lanka: Anderson Cooper) The destruction in Sri Lanka from the tsunami described.
(Medan, Indonesia: Atika Shubert) The arrival of relief aid in Indonesia featured; scenes shown of supplies arriving at the airport and from the USS Abraham Lincoln; details given of problems with supply distribution. [Firefighters Without Borders Isabelle LARDEUX-GILLOUX- comments on transportation bottlenecks.] [US Support Group Indonesia Col. David KELLY- comments on the usefulness of the aircraft carriers.]
(Beruwala, Sri Lanka: Anderson Cooper) The role of politics in the distribution of relief noted.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Further coverage on “Anderson Cooper 360” noted. Live interview held with Mercy Corps’ Cassandra Nelson about the desperate situation in Sri Lanka. [In Colombo, Sri Lanka, NELSON – talks about the magnitude of the disaster and the complicated relief effort; notes the difficulty in accessing some areas; states the importance of coordinating the aid & reaching vulnerable populations; comments on the need for psycho-social counseling for victims.]
- Lin, Carol;
- Cooper, Anderson;
- Shubert, Atika
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