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Surveying tsunami relief


Sen. Sam Brownback was overseas this week, accompanying a delivery of tsunami-relief supplies to Sri Lanka.[The Kansas City Star][1] reports:"Surveying the damage done by the tsunami, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback expressed confidence that the world would come to the rescue. "His vision, however, is of international aid that does not just stem a crisis, but gives a developing country the wherewithal to prosper on its own. "'You can handle the crisis or you can use the generosity inspired by it to make lasting improvements,' said the Republican from Kansas. 'You have to be smart.'"Other links:Sam Brownback links [World Bank, ADB, JICA discuss Sri Lanka post-tsunami reconstruction:][2] "A group of US Congressmen on a visit to Sri Lanka today promised help in rebuilding destroyed houses," reports AFX news service. "'We are going back with a message that apart from the immediate humanitarian aid, what Sri Lanka needs is long-term assistance in housing and livelihoods,' Republican senator Sam Brownback said. 'Fishermen who have lost their equipment need to be supported so they can get started again.' "How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][3] [1]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10622216.htm [2]: http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/050112/323/fa4ge.html [3]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


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