first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Guatemala November 24, 2020 The United States provided humanitarian assistance to Guatemala in the aftermath of tropical storm Eta, serving approximately 310,000 Guatemalans in 25 communities affected by Tropical Storm Eta in nine departments (Quiché, Petén, Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, Alta Verapaz, Jutiapa, El Progreso, and Santa Rosa). The assistance included 23 rescues, 39 evacuations, more than $363,000 in direct humanitarian aid as well as hundreds of thousands of pounds in food, water, and critical supplies (e.g., protective gear and hygiene kits). This aid was delivered by more than 59 flights by U.S. and Guatemalan helicopters to remote and isolated communities.Below are details of the assistance provided by the U.S. government:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) donated 2,000 pairs of gloves, 2,000 disposable medical gowns, 1,000 protective glasses, 2,850 surgical masks, 1,000 face shields, 350 waterproof aprons, and coordinated the donation of 120 gallons of alcohol gel/hand sanitizer from the University del Valle de Guatemala. CDC also translated and distributed guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation in emergency shelters.United States Agency for International Development The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invested over $363,000 in humanitarian assistance, including food rations, shelters, first aid kits, utensils, and hygiene kits, for affected communities.Department of DefenseThe U.S. Department of Defense sent two helicopters from Joint Task Force Bravo (under U.S. Southern Command): an HH-60 Blackhawk for search and rescue, and a CH-47 Chinook, capable of carrying large volumes of cargo. These aircraft rescued 23 people, transferred six patients, re-located 39 persons, carried 30,900 pounds of USAID-assigned cargo, and carried 147,880 pounds of urgent life-saving rations (water, food, and other supplies).International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the U.S. Department of State provided pilots for UH-1 helicopters, which it donated to the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC, in Spanish) prior to the emergency, and provided technical assistance to Guatemalan National Police helicopters. INL cooperated with Guatemala’s Air Interdiction, Counternarcotics, and Counter-Terrorism Task Force (FIAAT, in Spanish) to fly 59 missions that transported 57,237 pounds of food and cargo to 25 communities.last_img read more

first_img Pardew said: “Tim won’t play, he’s out for these next two or three games for sure, so Rob Elliot will come in. “He has made his international squad and he is keen to stay in that squad and he needs to play, so the opportunity lands at his feet. “Rob is a confident goalie and he will look to take that on.” Meanwhile, striker Loic Remy is expected to return to training after a calf injury on Monday, while full-back Davide Santon has recovered from a bout of tonsillitis and is in contention for selection. Santon’s fellow defender Mathieu Debuchy remains on the sidelines with a groin problem. Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is set for a spell on the sidelines after being ruled out of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton. Manager Alan Pardew has revealed the Holland international could miss up to three games after damaging a knee during Tuesday night’s 3-0 home defeat by Everton. Rob Elliot, who has been called up for the last two Republic of Ireland squads, but is yet to be capped, will deputise with Jak Alnwick providing the back-up. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more