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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit

- Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Bolivia - Brazil - Canada - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Grenada - Guatemala - Guyana - Haiti - Honduras - Jamaica - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago - United States - Uruguay - Venezuela -
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Date:  11/29/2010 
International Humanitarian Assistance:
The Brazilian government has been working to streamline a process of multidisciplinary and participatory coordination between government agencies and civil society groups. An Executive Decree issued on June 21, 2006, established the Inter-ministerial Working Group on International Humanitarian Assistance (GTI-AHI), comprising 15 government ministries under the coordination of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. The purpose of the Working Group is to coordinate Brazilian humanitarian assistance efforts as well as formulate draft laws to establish the legal foundations for Brazil’s international humanitarian assistance activities. For the most part, the international humanitarian assistance resources authorized by Brazil’s Annual Budget Law (LOA) are used for donations of food, medicines, shelter kits, and other items necessary for basic survival. Such items may be distributed through Brazilian embassies and consulates in countries suffering the consequences of natural disasters, armed conflict, or social upheaval. Brazil’s humanitarian aid donations are ordinarily conducted through bilateral channels, and always at the request of the affected foreign government...continue
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