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December 9, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER and DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writers
Southern California's quarter-million Armenians, traumatized by another disaster in the tragedy-prone history of their people, searched desperately Thursday for scraps of information on Armenia's devastating earthquake and tried to marshal help for victims. Reports of tens of thousands of deaths stunned and instantly mobilized dozens of organizations representing the Armenians' diverse elements here and abroad.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1991
Two Los Angeles-area relief organizations have announced plans to send $800,000 worth of food and medical supplies to Soviet cities this winter. Officials of Los Angeles-based Operation USA said the organization will send its third shipment of medical supplies this winter to St. Petersburg, Los Angeles' sister city, at the request of Mayor Anatoly Sobchak. The 12-ton shipment, valued at $200,000, will include antibiotics, vitamins and medical equipment.
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NEWS
November 25, 1990 | Associated Press
This country is ready to establish an airlift to help transport food and other emergency supplies to the Soviet Union, it was reported Saturday. The Welt am Sonntag newspaper said German air force transport planes will be used if an airlift becomes necessary. Quoting sources in Bonn, the paper said Germany is preparing the largest government and private aid campaign since the end of World War II to help the Soviets avert hunger this winter.
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December 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
India, which has difficulty feeding and caring for its own millions, Friday joined the growing list of nations sending relief aid to the Soviet Union. The official Tass news agency said a special Indian air force flight carrying 24 tons of medicine and food landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in what will be the first of a series of aid flights. At least 24 nations, including Israel and Sri Lanka, have sent help to the Soviet Union in a relief effort that is snowballing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1991
Two Los Angeles-area relief organizations have announced plans to send $800,000 worth of food and medical supplies to Soviet cities this winter. Officials of Los Angeles-based Operation USA said the organization will send its third shipment of medical supplies this winter to St. Petersburg, Los Angeles' sister city, at the request of Mayor Anatoly Sobchak. The 12-ton shipment, valued at $200,000, will include antibiotics, vitamins and medical equipment.
NEWS
December 13, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
American industrialist Armand Hammer, who brought a planeload of urgently needed medicines and equipment to Soviet Armenia, on Monday described the devastation as the worst disaster he had ever seen and probably the worst in the country's history. "The death and the destruction are horrifying," Hammer said on his return to Moscow from Yerevan, Armenia's capital. "I thought the Mexican earthquake was bad, but this is much, much worse. . . .
NEWS
December 15, 1988
The following is a partial list of organizations accepting donations specifically for Armenian earthquake relief. The American Friends Service Committee Soviet Armenian Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction Fund 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 711 Third Ave. New York, N.Y. 10017 The American Jewish World Service Armenian Recovery Fund 729 Boylston St.
NEWS
December 10, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Rescue efforts intensified Friday in the southern Soviet republic of Armenia, where as many as 100,000 people are now feared to have died in a devastating earthquake three days ago. As tremors continued to shake the region, rescue teams dug frantically around the clock in the rubble of more than a dozen cities and towns, searching for survivors trapped in the ruins of hundreds of thousands of buildings.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | MASHA HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
When three Israeli air force planes touched down in Soviet Armenia recently carrying four tons of medical supplies for earthquake victims, a team of Israeli diplomats in Moscow quietly celebrated what they saw as a symbolic victory. The Soviets allowed the military jets to land despite a 21-year-old rift in relations between the two countries, and official Soviet media even praised Israel for its assistance to quake victims. "Let's call it part of a new atmosphere.
NEWS
December 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
India, which has difficulty feeding and caring for its own millions, Friday joined the growing list of nations sending relief aid to the Soviet Union. The official Tass news agency said a special Indian air force flight carrying 24 tons of medicine and food landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in what will be the first of a series of aid flights. At least 24 nations, including Israel and Sri Lanka, have sent help to the Soviet Union in a relief effort that is snowballing.
NEWS
December 9, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet capital will need foreign food aid at least until spring, and its milk supplies are currently so bad that dairy-based baby foods can be provided only for sick children, Moscow officials said Saturday. Deputy Mayor Sergei B. Stankevich, asserting that "this help is very necessary," said that Moscow had received 14 shipments of aid totaling 200 tons as of Friday and that a special committee for distributing the foreign food and medicine has been working around the clock for three days.
NEWS
December 5, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, disclosing the highlights of an emergency plan to get his shortage-plagued country through the winter, said Tuesday that more than $1 billion in food must be purchased abroad in the next four months to make up for shortfalls in domestic production.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first major U.S. contribution to the international effort to relieve widespread shortages of food, medicines and consumer goods in the Soviet Union, an American charity Sunday delivered 40 tons of drugs, hospital supplies and food to Russian hospitals. Syringes, antibiotics, analgesics and a high-protein, vitamin-enriched drink arrived as the first of several deliveries of emergency assistance from AmeriCares of New Canaan, Conn.
NEWS
November 25, 1990 | Associated Press
This country is ready to establish an airlift to help transport food and other emergency supplies to the Soviet Union, it was reported Saturday. The Welt am Sonntag newspaper said German air force transport planes will be used if an airlift becomes necessary. Quoting sources in Bonn, the paper said Germany is preparing the largest government and private aid campaign since the end of World War II to help the Soviets avert hunger this winter.
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
When the Swiss Catholic charity Caritas offered to put up temporary housing for some of the Armenians left without shelter after the devastating earthquake here last year, Soviet officials said they would rather have a factory that manufactured water faucets. "The Swiss were flabbergasted," Yuri S. Mkhitarian, a senior official of the Armenian State Building Committee, recalled.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | MASHA HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
When three Israeli air force planes touched down in Soviet Armenia recently carrying four tons of medical supplies for earthquake victims, a team of Israeli diplomats in Moscow quietly celebrated what they saw as a symbolic victory. The Soviets allowed the military jets to land despite a 21-year-old rift in relations between the two countries, and official Soviet media even praised Israel for its assistance to quake victims. "Let's call it part of a new atmosphere.
NEWS
December 9, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet capital will need foreign food aid at least until spring, and its milk supplies are currently so bad that dairy-based baby foods can be provided only for sick children, Moscow officials said Saturday. Deputy Mayor Sergei B. Stankevich, asserting that "this help is very necessary," said that Moscow had received 14 shipments of aid totaling 200 tons as of Friday and that a special committee for distributing the foreign food and medicine has been working around the clock for three days.
NEWS
December 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Rescuers evacuated 4,500 women and children from earthquake-damaged Armenia on Monday while plans were made to return some of the relief supplies sent to the disaster areas from a "far too generous" world. The latest evacuation came amid worsening weather and the growing threat of epidemic from the tens of thousands of corpses trapped in the rubble of the devastating magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck cities and villages in northwest Armenia Dec. 7.
NEWS
December 24, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
For more than two weeks, Soviet citizens have watched with both gratitude and amazement as rescue teams and relief supplies have flowed into Armenia from around the world in the aftermath of the devastating Dec. 7 earthquake. And in the process, the way the Soviet Union thinks about itself and the outside world has changed significantly on a number of fundamental political and social issues.
NEWS
December 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Rescuers evacuated 4,500 women and children from earthquake-damaged Armenia on Monday while plans were made to return some of the relief supplies sent to the disaster areas from a "far too generous" world. The latest evacuation came amid worsening weather and the growing threat of epidemic from the tens of thousands of corpses trapped in the rubble of the devastating magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck cities and villages in northwest Armenia Dec. 7.
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