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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York PAGE A-8 THE POST-STANDARD Friday. January 28. 2005 WORLD Tsunonn rain drive MMg The International Red Cross said Wednesday it was winding down its tsunami appeal after raising nearly billion in just 30 days, enough to fund the recovery effort for 10 years. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said the general public contributed 85 percent of the billion donated for tsunami relief. "Without the amazing support of our donors we would not be in the position to be able to say with confidence that we now have enough funding to plan our response and recovery program for the MCA! said federate" Markku Niskala from Geneva. Dick Blansett, director of public support for the Onondaga-Oswego Chapter of the American Red Cross, said the International Red Cross is counting on certain local money that is already being raised and was counted into the total expected. efforts should continue to completion, he said. he said. Global humanitarian wave still rising to help Tsunami disaster toadies off nppies of coiflpossim ond approval-seeking dwrity. The Associated Press Banda Aceh, Indonesia It's not much to look at: a dented old PC-10 joined the rush to the rescue. It's the name that's notable Ariana Afghan Air- lines. Even embattled, impoverished Afghanistan, with its gift of victims. "We cried with the rest of the said Jamil Parwani, the Afghan aid coordinator. "We had to give." "Humanitarian patriotism" is the phrase coined by a social commentator in Indonesia, the iltiiuCst-Iiit CCumiy, tC why this natural disaster elicited a response like none other, and continues to do so. Ulil Abshar Abdalat ex- plained: Just as unleashed a sal kind of patriotism." The reasons are many. The globalization that routes the West's toll-free calls to India and imports its T-shirts from Sri Lanka has deepened the richer countries' sense of their stake in the developing world. Many cor- porations, accused ol enriching themselves on cheap Asian labor, felt compelled to display generosity. Satellite TV and countless on- Staff, news service reports the extraordinary outpouring of Americans, so the tsunami has aid for Indian Ocean tsunami provoked "an even more univer- ers an instant nngwue ieai, we great religions, all feeling tested by post politics and chang- ing social mores, got to imple- ment a basic precept of their faith helping strangers hi need. In a world divided over Iraq and the war on terrorism, gov- ernments had a strong incentive to show off good sides, and the constant upping of promised aid by the United States and oth- ers came to resemble a bidding war for public approval. The global outpouring, was so huge and so fast, in fact, that it cuiitw. LV llmlv. tsunami itself. Auscnwitz Memories, Reflections Jens Associated Press CONCENTRATION CAMP survivor Ernst Cramer (center] visits the for- mer camp Buchenwald in Germany Thursday to commemorate the lib- eration of Auschwitz death camps by Soviet troops. The sign says, "Ev- eryone gets what he deserves." 60 years of freedom for survivors By Matthew Scnofield