Darfur Humanitarian Emergency
Total FY 2005 USG Humanitarian Assistance for the Darfur Emergency (to date): $509,532,362
Total FY 2003 – 2005 USG Humanitarian Assistance for the Darfur Emergency: $767,978,042
August 2004 Images
This section contains high-resolution satellite images of destroyed villages in the Darfur region of western Sudan. Media and press use and/o...
destroyed by a missile in 1983, during the Second Sudanese Civil War, this gigantic bucket wheel excavator, actually disused, digged the Jonglei Canal to divert water through the vast Sudd wetlands of South Sudan so as to deliver more water downstream to Sudan and Egypt for use in agriculture.
Another potencial environmental disaster?
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Written off at Rumbek’s unpaved airstrip in South Sudan in March 2003, apparently after engine failure. No fatalities. First flew July 1966 for RAF (XS602). Went to RNZAF (New Zealand air force) November 1976 (NZ7622), which later modified it for VIP configuration. Sold to 748 Air Services (Kenya) October 1998, and used in ferrying relief supplies into South Sudan.
Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, is about 85kms (about 52 miles) west of Sydney at an altitude of 950m (about 3,117ft). It is a major tourist attraction with its shear sandstone cliffs. The name Blue Mountains was given because of the blue haze when seen from the distance. This haze comes from sun reflecting on the minute particles of eucalyptus oil given off by the gum trees.
Ismail Samani Peak (from 1932–1962 known as Stalin Peak, from 1962–1998 as Communism Peak), 24,590 ft (7,495 m). Pamir Mountains are formed by the junction of the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world's highest mountains. They are also known by the Chinese name of Congling.