Cargo aircraft of the U.S.A. Air Forces Southern Command have airlifted more than 150,000 pounds?
GV Int supplies stock-piled.
GV Goods packed in hallway
SV People move supplies and load lorry
CU Women Sof stars "I called the secretary of the airforce"( Andree Fischback INt students club)
CU Supplies onto lorry
LV Lorry Departs
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: FISCHBACH: I called the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington. i talked to his duty officer and through calls to Washington and to the Adjutant General's office in Sacremento the main problem is not budget but getting a request from the American Ambassador in Lima, Peru to have the 30 tons of goods sent to Lima Peru via the Air National Guard, and he must cable his request to the United States Air Force Command post in Washington, who will cable the Adjutant General in Sacramento who will cable... (INDISTINCT)....Air national Guard to release the plane.
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Background: Cargo aircraft of the U.S.A. Air Forces Southern Command have airlifted more than 150,000 pounds (70,000 kilograms) of emergency supplies to disaster areas in Peru, but many tons of supplies are still tangled up in red tape in Los Angeles.
Many churches and colleges in the United States have collected food and clothing for the earthquake victims and the response was generous. But more than 300,000 pounds of emergency supplies are still sitting in a Los Angeles warehouse. There is no way that can be found to get the supplies to the earthquake victims in Peru, there isn't any money to pay for shipment of the supplies and so far the U.S. Government has said it can't help.
Organisers of the relief effort say bureaucratic red tape is keeping the supplies from reaching the quake victims. Andrea Fischbach of the International students Club explained the situation.