Aid workers say they are unlikely to rescue more people after Wednesday's devastating earthquake. They are racing to deliver supplies to survivors, though roads remain blocked and phone lines cut.
The decision by Mercy Corps, Care, and others to go back to Sudan's troubled region after being kicked out in March opens fresh debate over how to deliver aid to people living under oppressive regimes.
With no clear guidelines for what Israel will allow in, aid groups have run into trouble with everything from 90 tons of pasta to nutritional bars mistranslated as steel bars.
Gates picks an admiral with diplomatic skills to command US troops in Europe.
Some start their own charities, tapping the Web to fund worthy causes.
Camp Mittica gives average Iraqis access to international aid groups, such as Smile Train volunteers who treated about 100 children with cleft lips and palates.
Critics say the junta's May 10 constitutional referendum is meant to enshrine military rule. Pledges of assistance continued to grow Friday.