Navigation Links
USAID Provides Additional Wildfire Assistance to Greece
Date:8/30/2007

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is announcing the contribution of $1.2 million in equipment and technical assistance to the Government of Greece (GOG) to help combat wildfires in the country. This announcement follows the provision of an initial $100,000 on August 28, which USAID directed to the Hellenic Red Cross for emergency fire fighting equipment and emergency relief commodities. This support is in response to the declaration on August 25 by the GOG that a national state of emergency existed in the country.

As many as 170 wildfires were burning throughout Greece in late August, including those close to Athens and across the Peloponnese region. Although nearly all of the blazes were under control by August 29, to date, more than 60 people have lost their lives, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The fires are also responsible for the destruction of a large number of homes, damage to communications, electric, and water infrastructure, and the burning of hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of forests and olive groves.

The $1.2 million contribution will support the purchase of personal protective equipment for firefighters, fund technical assistance teams from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service, and representatives from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. These experts will work with officials in Greece to address fire management, emergency management systems, fire investigation, burned area emergency rehabilitation, and ecosystem and watershed restoration.

For more information about USAID's emergency humanitarian assistance programs, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Acupuncture provides relief
2. Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique
3. MicroRNA provides new insight into birth defects
4. Hormone therapy provides no heart benefit
5. Drug Spironolactone Provides Renal And Cardioprotection In Diabetic Patients
6. Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings
7. Cholesterol provides immunity against infection by certain parasites
8. John Hopkins CGHH program provides Global Health education
9. Protein provides antioxidant protection to Neurons
10. London Hospital Provides Specialized Care For Pregnant Women
11. Study Provides Evidence That Obesity Leads To A More Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports ... United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides ... and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories:, ... Ankle Braces and Supports , Spinal Braces ... , Orthotics is a specialty within the medical ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Andover, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Within weeks ... with excitement and promise. Each hopes this will be a time ... is reason for each to pause; it may not be as ... as 80% of students will switch their major at least once ... cost time and energy and the costs are exacerbated when switching ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Conducting Advanced Root Cause ... Skills and Innovative Techniques to Improve the Quality ... FDAnews**, Sept. 17-18, 2014 – Raleigh, NC, ... reason for 483 observations since 1997. , The ... successful CAPA program has never been more important. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Chesterfield, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... will be featured in an upcoming episode of ... year via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times ... educated on Good Neighbor Community Services’ vision to ... by providing individualized and dynamic services. Through passion, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SF Cable, distributor of the highest ... on the internet with guaranteed customer satisfaction announces the ... two colors. These lightning cords are MFI certified to ... quality SF Cable Lightning to USB Cables ... faster charging and syncing. Compatible with the iPhone 5S/5C/5 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 2Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 4Health News:Good Neighbor Community Services to be Featured in an Upcoming Episode of Innovations With Ed Begley, Jr. 2Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... , ... , , ...
... of the blood or hematopoietic system derive from stem cell ... to all the different kinds of blood cells equally, said ... a report that appears in the current issue of the ... "While previous reports in journals have hinted at ...
... preparation (ICCBco) in the treatment of lung lesions ... experimental animal model, a research group in China ... pathological changes and pathological effect mechanism of expression ... of portal hypertensive rabbits with schistosomiasis. ...
... In tests, novel immunotherapy appears to combat mesothelioma tumors ... vaccine for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma is safe, according ... tested the vaccine -- which infuses a patient,s own ... on 10 patients and found that it induced an ...
... , ... ... ... , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 2Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 3Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 4Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 5Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 2Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 3Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 4Health News:Theory of single stem cell for blood components challenged 2Health News:Treatment of portal hypertensive pulmonary lesions induced by schistosomiasis 2Health News:Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe 2Health News:Hill-Rom Announces Second Quarter 2010 Dividend 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: ... in the Jefferies 2014 Boston Healthcare Summit next week ... occur on August 6, 2014 and will not be ... PDL BioPharma manages a portfolio of patents and royalty ... humanization patents and license agreements with various biotechnology and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... TAIPEI , 30. Juli 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... 4106), ein führender Anbieter im Bereich Atemtherapie- ... Urteil des Landgerichts München in Deutschland anfechten ... von bestimmten Masken ein Patent von ResMed ... Unternehmen in wichtigen Ländern gegen verschiedene Patente ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global ... of products, methods, applications, end users, and geographies. ... in the microbial identification market. This favorable growth ... (per test) and the time required for microbial ... technological advancements. Furthermore, genotypic methods have high applications ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PDL BioPharma to Participate in Jefferies 2014 Boston Healthcare Summit 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 3Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 6
... BELLEVUE, Wash., April 13, 2011 Talyst, Inc. ... agreement with H. D. Smith, the fourth largest national ... automation technology for its acute and extended care customers. ... undergo major market demand shifts, H. D. Smith continues ...
... of the nation,s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone ... and the world,s largest processor of live cellular bone ... as the Vice President, Operations. In this ... will oversee the broad range of AlloSource operations including ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Talyst Signs Vendor Agreement With H. D. Smith to Provide Quality- and Patient Safety-Enhancing Pharmacy Automation Solutions 2Medical Device Industry Veteran Angela Horacek Joins AlloSource as VP of Operations 2
The Onar®Lp -QP test system is an in vitro test for the quantitative diagnosis of legionella in clinical samples....
The GoodKnight® 425 Bi-Level® device is suitable for travel and includes features such as automatic altitude compensation, optional cigarette lighter adapter and portable battery pack...
... Bi-Flex bi-level system, while in BiPAP mode, ... takes to change from EPAP to IPAP. ... automatically triggers the device to cycle between ... patients breathing rhythm. Auto-Trak also compensates for ...
Functional trainer...
Medicine Products: