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美國颶風災民救助申請 僅剩10天期限

2006年03月06日
ENS美國,華府報導;丁秋仁編譯;莫聞審校

美國墨西哥灣及佛羅里達州2005年飽受卡崔娜、莉塔和威爾瑪等颶風接連的吹襲,事後六個月美國中小企業處願意提撥54億美元提供風災受災戶低率貸款,然而申請聯邦政府的援助期限卻來到最後的十天。樂施會美國分會27日公佈一份報告指出,美國州立及聯邦機構並未妥善照顧那些身歷颶風蹂躪的不幸災民。

Gulf Coast Hurricane Victims Have 10 Days to Apply for Aid
WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2006 (ENS)
Six months after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma devastated the Gulf Coast and Florida, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $5.4 billion in low interest loans to the victims, but now time is running out. Only 10 days remain to apply for federal government assistance. Oxfam America released a report Monday showing that state and federal agencies continue to neglect poor communities caught in the hurricanes.