U.S. requests 500,000 meal rations from E.U.

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5 September 2005, WASHINGTON - The U.S. government requested first-aid kits, blankets, tankers and 500,000 meal rations from the European Union for its disaster-hit southern states, the E.U. Commission said Sunday in Brussels.

5 September 2005

WASHINGTON -  The U.S. government requested first-aid kits, blankets, tankers and 500,000 meal rations from the European Union for its disaster-hit southern states, the E.U. Commission said Sunday in Brussels.

Both sides had been in contact over the past days to discuss the European aid package. After initialling suggesting that the world's richest country did not need foreign help, the US government has accepted offers of assistance from many countries. 

The aid deliveries will be brought to the United States with the assistance of the current British E.U. presidency.

Several E.U. members including Germany, Britain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium have offered the U.S. their help on an international level, according to the E.U.

Several European teams of specialists were preparing to fly to the U.S. shortly.

DPA with Expatica

Subject: German news

 

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