ANGELINA JOLIE SLAMS RELIEF EFFORTS
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[ September 3rd 2005 ]
Nations ambassador Angelina
Jolie has slammed aid efforts in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina which devastated the city
of New Orleans on Monday, displacing tens of thousands
of Americans. The Tomb
Raider star spoke of her "shock" at the devastation
caused by flooding across the region.
wonderful to hear of the relief efforts that are
finally coming into New Orleans and the rest of
the region today, but as we all know, it is simply
not going to be enough," she said. "The federal
government's response must be dramatically increased
in order to prevent a further loss of life."
convoys have now started arriving with supplies
of food, medicine and water, and evacuations are
continuing. According to the BBC,
if casualty figures start to mount, President
Bush will come under more pressure to explain
what many see as a huge failure of America's emergency
finally managed to visit 'ground zero' four days
after the hurricane struck. Numerous - and very
poignant - interviews with Americans showed them
asking George W. Bush to concentrate on providing
support for 'homeland' disasters instead of waging
'a war he will never win' on foreign soil.
disaster was all but scripted," reports New
York Times. "Why wasn't the response?
Why did it take so long to evacuate the poor,
the elderly and the tourists unlucky enough to
be caught with no way out of town? Where was the
food and water?"