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Aid Being Rushed To Quake Victims

A global effort is under way to help southern Asia deal with the aftermath of the world's biggest earthquake since 1964. Help is coming from private and government quarters.

As the British Red Cross puts it, "We are in for a big emergency disaster response -- and we will be at it for many months to come."

The European Union immediately designated four (m) million dollars for aid. The United States says it will be "very responsive."

Italy, Sweden, Germany, France and Britain are sending technical experts and rescue workers. The Dutch Red Cross is flying in blankets, tents and medicine.

Other countries helping include Austria, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Kuwait, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela.

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