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November 1, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joseph Serna
The Red Cross, the Salvation Army and a neighborhood medical clinic catered to the needs of some of the injured as well as travelers stranded outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday after a lone gunman's attack on transportation security agents brought air traffic to a standstill. The Reliant-LAX Airport Medical Clinic treated a security agent with some surface metal fragment wounds -- presumably from a gunshot --to his lower leg, as well as several passengers, said clinic director Dr. Max Lebow.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joseph Serna
The Red Cross, the Salvation Army and a neighborhood medical clinic catered to the needs of some of the injured as well as travelers stranded outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday after a lone gunman's attack on transportation security agents brought air traffic to a standstill. The Reliant-LAX Airport Medical Clinic treated a security agent with some surface metal fragment wounds -- presumably from a gunshot --to his lower leg, as well as several passengers, said clinic director Dr. Max Lebow.
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NEWS
January 27, 1991
A partial list of those accepting cash donations to help victims of the Gulf War. For more information on any of these groups, contact InterAction, 202-822-8429. * Grass Roots International: Box 312, Cambridge, Mass. 02139. * Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles: 6505 Wilshire Bl., L.A. 90048. * Lutheran World Relief: 390 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016. Mercy Corps International, 3030 S.W. First Ave., Portland, Or. 97201.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
As residents in the Oklahoma City area grappled with the aftermath of the massive tornado that wiped out homes and businesses in its 20-mile path of destruction, killing at least 24 people, relief organizations solicited donations to help. By and large, the charities expressed a preference for donations of money rather than goods. Monica Diaz of the Red Cross in Los Angeles said donating money "allows us to get the items that are needed the quickest faster. " PHOTOS: Powerful tornado slams Oklahoma Donations to the Red Cross will be added to the organization's disaster relief fund, a pot used for disaster aid across the country, not just for the Oklahoma tornadoes.
NEWS
January 26, 1991
A partial list of those accepting cash donations to help aid civilian victims of the Gulf War. For more information about any of these groups, contact InterAction, 202-822-8429. CARE: 660 First Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016. Catholic Relief Services: Box 1720, Baltimore, Md. 21297. Attention: Persian Gulf Fund. Christian Children's Fund: 203 East Cary St., Richmond, Va., 23261. Church World Service: 475 Riverside Dr., New York, N.Y. 10115.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1987 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A dozen volunteers spent Wednesday morning in a Santa Ana warehouse loading a 40-foot sea container with $200,000 worth of medical supplies destined for sick and wounded civilians in Nicaragua. The shipment included antibiotics, pain relievers, flashlights and batteries and disposable syringes collected from physicians and pharmaceutical companies nationally by Operation California, a private nonprofit relief organization based in Los Angeles.
NEWS
February 26, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As much as 25% of Kuwait's civilian population may be dead, injured or suffering from such diseases as cholera and dysentery by the time the country is free of Iraqi troops, U.S. Army analysts predict. The analysis, contained in a detailed report prepared by Army civil affairs units to guide allied forces that will occupy Kuwait, paints a picture of a ravaged country whose capital city could be virtually razed if Iraqi defenders put up a fight against allied troops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1999
Donations for refugees from Kosovo are being collected by a number of relief organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development at (800) 872-4373 or (800) USAIDRELIEF. A listing of more than 40 organizations is available at http://www.interaction.org on the Internet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992
A Polish delegation will spend Tuesday visiting Orange County relief organizations and observing efforts to aid Los Angeles in the aftermath of the riots. The eight delegates, members of similar groups at home, are interested in studying how organizations are managed here, said Sherri Simms, spokeswoman for the International Visitors and Protocol Foundation of Orange County. During their tour, the delegates will visit the county headquarters of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
NEWS
December 26, 1989 | From Reuters
Aid poured into Romania by road and rail Monday from relief organizations around the world, but an airlift was delayed amid conflicting reports on whether Bucharest airport is open. Fierce fighting around the airport forced flights to be diverted to other places, such as Varna in neighboring Bulgaria.
SPORTS
December 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has donated $50,000 to the disaster response veteran service organization Team Rubicon , which helps send experienced military veterans as  rapid emergency response relief teams to natural disaster sites and other crisis areas around the world. "Military veterans choose to serve even after they take off the uniform because they want to dedicate themselves to a cause larger than their own," Peterson said. "Supporting organizations like Team Rubicon before, during, and after times of disaster allows them to continue their important missions in communities worldwide.
WORLD
August 15, 2012 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
BEIRUT - The regime of President Bashar Assad is near collapse and now controls only 30% of Syria, the country's former prime minister said Tuesday in his first comments since defecting to Jordan last week. The comments by Riyad Farid Hijab, the highest-ranking official to defect from the Syrian government, came as the bloodshed in the country continued. Activists said at least 60 people were killed Tuesday, including at least six children. "The regime is on the verge of collapse morally, financially and economically in addition to cracks in the military," Hijab said at a news conference televised from the Jordanian capital, Amman.
WORLD
April 3, 2011 | By Julie Makinen and Kenji Hall, Los Angeles Times
Japan's Red Cross has collected more than $1 billion in the first three weeks after the massive earthquake and tsunami but has yet to distribute any funds directly to victims, prompting Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano to urge Sunday that the process be accelerated. Meanwhile, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant reported no significant progress in stopping the leak of radioactive water into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials think the leak has been coming from a concrete pit holding power cables near reactor No. 2, and attempted Sunday to seal a crack there with a special polymer.
WORLD
April 11, 2010 | By Joe Mozingo
Relief organizations on Saturday began to move Haitians from tent camps that are in danger of flooding to new camps on the perimeter of the city, part of a larger plan to decentralize the population after January's devastating earthquake. After a heavy rain the night before, buses carried 62 people from a bedraggled camp on a defunct golf course to a barren field 10 miles northwest of the city. Aid workers helped Romaine Vincent Donal, 44, load her belongings in wheelbarrows.
WORLD
June 16, 2007 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
The urban warfare that convulsed the Gaza Strip this week was bad enough, diminishing already scarce food, fuel and medicine in the impoverished Palestinian territory. But the battle's decisive outcome seemed only to make matters worse: The flow of humanitarian aid now depends on cooperation between the victorious Hamas gunmen and Israel, which controls most of the fenced-in territory's border crossings. So far the two sworn enemies aren't speaking to each other.
WORLD
March 13, 2007 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
This sunbaked displacement camp, considered the largest in Darfur, has become a virtual no-go zone. Aid workers abandoned Gereida in December after gunmen stormed their compounds, raping an international staffer and stealing a dozen trucks. Last week, African Union troops suspended daily patrols after the shooting deaths of two Nigerian soldiers outside their base.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1988
Officials of Monrovia-based World Vision International plan to close their offices in Sudan next week after being expelled by the government of the northeast African nation. The Christian relief organization was not given specific reasons for its expulsion from the continent's largest nation, according to the organization's U.S. president, Robert A. Seiple.
NEWS
November 30, 1993 | From Associated Press
African leaders warned Somalia's hostile factions Monday that international patience is wearing thin and that relief organizations might pull out unless the fighting stops. "The world cannot wait indefinitely while (you) procrastinate on peace. The world's patience, charity and magnanimity is not inexhaustible," said Salim Ahmed Salim, secretary general of the Organization of African Unity.
WORLD
May 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Suspected rebels attacked the offices of three international aid groups in Sri Lanka, in what appeared to be their first assault on foreigners, the army said. Tamil separatists denied the charge. Several people were wounded in the attacks. Meanwhile, a breakaway rebel faction said it had killed at least 10 mainstream Tamil rebel fighters and a top commander in separate attacks in the east.
NATIONAL
December 14, 2005 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
American Red Cross President Marsha J. Evans, who led the agency through an uneven and much-criticized response to Hurricane Katrina, resigned Tuesday in yet another sign of troubles inside the organization that bears prime responsibility for delivering relief to victims of disasters.
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