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April 20, 1988
Ethiopia said that U.N. aid workers can resume famine relief operations in the war-torn north but that more than 50 other Western workers remain barred from the region. The reversal, which affects only four relief workers, came after a U.N. envoy met with Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam to discuss the April 6 expulsions, which have crippled a massive emergency program to feed 3.2 million starving people in Eritrea and Tigre provinces.
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April 16, 2000 | From Reuters
The United Nations will spend millions of dollars developing Djibouti's port and roads this year in an effort to bring in enough food to avert famine in Ethiopia, officials said Saturday. Ethiopia's war with Eritrea has complicated the relief effort, and the Ethiopian government's refusal to permit the U.N. to ship food through the Eritrean port of Assab has forced the world organization to turn to Djibouti.
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April 16, 2000 | From Reuters
The United Nations will spend millions of dollars developing Djibouti's port and roads this year in an effort to bring in enough food to avert famine in Ethiopia, officials said Saturday. Ethiopia's war with Eritrea has complicated the relief effort, and the Ethiopian government's refusal to permit the U.N. to ship food through the Eritrean port of Assab has forced the world organization to turn to Djibouti.
NEWS
April 20, 1988
Ethiopia said that U.N. aid workers can resume famine relief operations in the war-torn north but that more than 50 other Western workers remain barred from the region. The reversal, which affects only four relief workers, came after a U.N. envoy met with Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam to discuss the April 6 expulsions, which have crippled a massive emergency program to feed 3.2 million starving people in Eritrea and Tigre provinces.
NEWS
May 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A coalition of black and Jewish leaders and charitable organizations announced plans in Washington to provide emergency famine relief for Ethiopia and to help Ethiopian refugees resettle in the United States and Israel. The 25-member Committee of Blacks and Jews to Aid Ethiopia, headed by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Israeli legislator Michael Kleiner, announced an initial grant of $100,000 as seed money to help feed 6 million Ethiopians threatened by starvation.
NEWS
January 3, 1985 | Associated Press
President Reagan today announced a stepped-up program of emergency food aid to Africa, including a $235-million supplemental request to Congress, that would bring total U.S. disaster relief to the drought-stricken continent since Oct. 1 to more than $1 billion. Meanwhile, 67 members of Congress proposed an appropriation of $1 billion and one of them, Rep. Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.), derided the Reagan proposal as "three-quarters smoke and mirrors," saying most of it was previously committed funds.
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December 22, 1988 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
If the Los Angeles City Council has its way, Department of Water and Power customers will receive in their utility bills an appeal for contributions for Armenian earthquake relief. The council made the request Wednesday to the Board of Water and Power Commissioners, which in the past has shied away from sending out inserts on non-DWP-related matters with its 1.2 million bills because of the cost.
SPORTS
June 24, 1985 | From Times Wire Services and
Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver posted their 104th consecutive doubles victory Sunday when they defeated Kathy Jordan and Australia's Elizabeth Smylie, 7-5, 6-4, in the final of the rain-affected $150,000 women's grass court championships at Eastbourne, England. It was their fifth straight Eastbourne title.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992 | From Religious News Service
Two major relief organizations on the scene in Los Angeles when riots broke out last week were ready with food, shelter and clothing. But workers found themselves pressed to meet deeper needs as well--to offer spiritual and psychological aid to residents struggling to cope with deeply unsettling realities about the world in which they live.
NEWS
April 3, 1985 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
The House and Senate on Tuesday passed and sent to President Reagan compromise legislation approving up to $800 million in famine relief for Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad and 20 other African nations ravaged by drought and famine. Republican lawmakers said Reagan has agreed to sign the measure even though it provides almost three times the funds he requested earlier this year.
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December 14, 2007 | John Gerome, Associated Press
NASHVILLE -- How many songwriters does it take to write a hit? A group of big names from the Christian recording industry is hoping it's a lucky 13. Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin and others are scheduled to gather for a retreat Jan. 7 to 11 in Perthshire, Scotland, with a plan to collectively write 10 to 12 songs for charity. Any money the tunes generate is designated to help the poor for as long as the songs are around.
SPORTS
March 26, 1985 | Sam McManis
In an unusual move, General Manager Carl Scheer of the Clippers recently wrote to season ticket-holders, apologizing for the club's poor play and vowing that many changes will take place in the off-season. For emphasis, the word many was underlined. An excerpt from the letter, dated March 12: "There is no denying that we are extremely disappointed in the performance of the team.
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