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By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Niger's severe food crisis could have been prevented if the United Nations had a reserve fund to jump-start humanitarian aid while appeals for money were considered, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. The U.N.
Despite the historic size of relief efforts, it will take as long as 10 years to rebuild what was destroyed in the tsunami that hit Asia last year, the United Nations said on Friday.
The warning system worked perfectly. From sensors far offshore, Japanese meteorologists detected a tsunami headed toward the southern island of Ishigaki in March 2002 and quickly warned residents of the possible danger.