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US SECRETARY COLIN POWELL ALONG WITH FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH LEFT FOR SOUTHERN ASIA SUNDAY. WHERE THEY WILL SURVEY THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE DEADLY TSUNAMI.
AS SURVIVORS OF THE TIDAL WAVES THAT KILLED MORE THAN 1-HUNDRED THOUSAND STILL WAIT FOR RELIEF.

THERE ARE STILL MIRACLES. A WEEK AFTER THE TSUNAMI HIT INDONESIA THIS FISHERMAN WAS FOUND ALIVE.TRAPPED BENEATH HIS CAPSIZED BOAT.

BUT SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS ARE BEGINNING TO GIVE WAY TO SAVING THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO SURVIVED.
WITH MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK FOR DISEASE AND STARVATION THE NEED IS GREAT.<

"WE HAV EASKED FOR HELICOPTERS, WE NEED TRUCKS , WE NEED AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS TO BE ABLE TO REALLY MOVE," SAID KOFI ANNAN ON ABC THIS WEEK.

SUNDAY U-S NAVAL FORCES LED BY THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN ARRIVED OFF THE BATTERED COAST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA'S HARDEST HIT ISLAND. HELICOPTERS BEGAN FERRYING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES TO DEPERATE
SURVIVORS.

"THEY WERE CRAWLING IN EVERY DIRECTION AROUND THE HELICOPTER. THEY WERE SWARMING, " SAID PETTY OFFICE BRENNAN ZWAK, OF THE US NAVY. "THEY WERE PUSHING TO GET INTO THE CABIN TO GET TO THE FOOD , THEY SAW THE FOOD," ZWAK ADDED.

WHILE THE HEAD OF THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF EFFORT SAYS U-S HELICOPTERS AND AIRPLANES ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD RIGHT NOW, ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ARE STILL DEFENDING THEMSELVES FROM THOSE WHO SAY THE UNITED STATES WAS SLOW TO RESPOND TO THE DISASTER WITH FINANCIAL AID.<

"I THINK THE AMERICAN RESPONSE HAS BEEN APPROPIATE. IT HAS BEEN SCALED UP AS THE SACLE OF THE DISASTER BECAME MORE WIDELY KNOWN," SAID US SECRETARY COLIN POWELL.

POWELL AND THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER, FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH LEFT FOR ASIA SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO SEE WHAT ELSE THE UNITED STATES CAN DO TO AID THE RELIEF EFFORT.

CAROL BELLAMY, THE HEAD OF UNICEF IS ALREADY ON A
TOUR OF DEVASTATED AREAS OF SRI LANKA. " I SAW A WRENCHING SCENE TODAY WHERE PARENTS WERE STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN WAITING FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S BODIES TO COME BACK," ADDED CAROL BELLAMY, UNICEF HEAD.

IT'S CLEAR THAT RELIEF IS NEEDED IN MANY FORMS AND WILL BE NEEDED FOR YEARS TO COME.


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