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Date registered: Jun 2003
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Tsunami Aid Breakdown
According to the White House, the 950 million dollars in total aid will include:
346 million dollars to defray costs incurred by USAID and the US military for immediate relief.
339 million dollars to rebuild infrastructure, such as roads, schools, and water distribution systems.
168 million dollars to help survivors return home, including food aid, shelter, housing reconstrution, education, and other programs
62 million dollars for technical assistance for reconstruction activities, as well as costs of US government operations in the region.
35 million dollars for early warning and disaster mitigation efforts, including 23 million to improve US and international early warning systems against tidal waves, and 12 million for those efforts in affected countries.
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