kofi is on the ball

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    The UN is being criticised for its failure to organise dozens of aid groups in and around Banda Aceh more than a week and a half after the tsunami hit the region, forcing some of them to bypass the international body and take action into their own hands to ensure aid reaches areas with the most urgent needs. "If we wait for the UN to tell us what to do, we wouldn't do anything," said Abdul Hadi bin e Rashid, first admiral of the Malaysian navy at the country's operations tent at Banda Aceh airport. "There are people who are hungry and angry. Why wait? So we just do it." -- Financial Times


    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, visiting the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said Friday the destruction was the worst he had ever seen.

    "You wonder where are the people? What has happened to them?"

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