US Hurricane victims getting German aid

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6 September 2005, BERLIN - The U.S. ambassador to Germany, William R. Timken, said Tuesday that German aid for Hurricane Katrina victims was already being distributed after the German Air Force flew it to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

6 September 2005

BERLIN - The U.S. ambassador to Germany, William R. Timken, said Tuesday that German aid for Hurricane Katrina victims was already being distributed after the German Air Force flew it to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

"Victims are ... already consuming the food that was flown in by the Bundeswehr on the weekend," said Timken at a press conference.

Timken said Germany's assistance to victims of the disaster showed the depth and strength of relations.

Aside from emergency food aid, the U.S. has Germany to consider sending generators, emergency shelters, pumps, water purification systems, search and rescue teams, and vaccination tea

A letter sent by U.S. President George W. Bush to German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder expressed thanks for the assistance and sympathy.

"The generosity with which the German people and their government have responded to the catastrophe is a testament to the human spirit as well as the bonds between our nations," said Bush.

DPA

Subject: German news

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