In international relations, aid (also known as international aid, overseas aid, foreign aid or foreign assistance) is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another.
Aid may serve one or more functions: it may be given as a signal of diplomatic approval, or to strengthen a military ally, to reward a government for behaviour desired by the donor, to extend the donor's cultural influence, to provide infrastructure needed by the donor for resource extraction from the recipient country, or to gain other kinds of commercial access. Humanitarian and altruistic purposes are at least partly responsible for the giving of aid.
Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Standards delimiting exactly the types of transfers considered "aid" vary from country to country. For example, the United States government discontinued the reporting of military aid as part of its foreign aid figures in 1958. The most widely used measure of aid is "Official Development Assistance" (ODA).
In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
People displaced by conflict receive food aid donated by a Kuwaiti charity organization in the western Yemeni province of Hodeidah on March 20 ... “Some goods are getting through — CNN witnessed aid being loaded on to trucks at the port after being delivered by ship — but not any fuel to deliver them.” This is what has activists so angry.
Among the many forms of aid that Japan received from the United States in the months that followed, the one that left the greatest impression on me was ... deployed approximately 20,000 personnel, 20 ships and 160 aircraft to aid in the reconstruction of the disaster area.
Reuters, KINGSTOWN ... “I’m not going outside because I don’t want to take the risk.” ... “We expect more explosions are possible in the next days to weeks,” she said ... Neighboring countries have pledged aid. A navy ship from Venezuela arrived on Monday bringing 20 tonnes of supplies and more than 12 trained emergency medical personnel, the government said ... .
"I'm not going outside because I don't want to take the risk." ... "We expect more explosions are possible in the next days to weeks," she said ... Neighbouring countries, have pledged aid. A navy ship from Venezuela arrived on Monday bringing 20 tonnes of supplies and over 12 trained emergency medical personnel, the government said ... More on this topic. �.
By Robertson S. Henry and Kate Chappell... “I’m not going outside because I don’t want to take the risk.”. Monday’s explosion at around 4 a.m ... Neighboring countries, have pledged aid. A navy ship from Venezuela arrived on Monday bringing 20 tonnes of supplies and over 12 trained emergency medical personnel, the government said ... .
The US had quarantined Cuba, searched ships carrying missile parts and equipment, and mobilized its strategic forces ...US Marines might start to prepare operations to go to Taiwan’s aid. Taiwanese sailors salute the island’s flag on the deck of the Panshih supply ship after taking ...
A rescue ship named in honour of the Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean and was found washed up on a beach was freed by Italian authorities six months after it docked with 125 people on board ... The aid group Sea-Eye claimed that the impounding of the ship was politically motivated to prevent migrants being landed in Italy.
. ST ... The thick dust was also on the move, traveling 175 kilometers to the east and starting to impact the neighboring island of Barbados ... Neighbors coming to aid. His government has been in contact with other countries that want to provide aid, he said. Guyana and Venezuela were sending ships with supplies, Gonsalves said ... Agencies via Xinhua. .
If the country is able to meet most of its domestic revenue targets, achieving a ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ will not remain a pipe-dream ...Heavy IT investments paying off ... Soon, Ghana will be able to accommodate the world’s largest container ships, and an efficient shipping and logistics sector is key to the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ goals set out by the government.
Known as a workhorse, the Super Puma has been flown on a range of missions in more than three decades of service in the RSAF, including search-and-rescue missions, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, and foreign exercises ... They could be operated from landing ship tanks - the ...
He said his government has been in contact with other countries that want to provide aid and that Guyana and Venezuela are sending ships with supplies ... The emergency management agency posted photos of a Coast Guard ship evacuating residents of an area who had previously refused to leave ... Cruise ships were on the way to assist the evacuation effort ... .
KINGSTOWN — Hot flows of ash, rock fragments and gas tore down the flanks of the La Soufriere volcano on the tiny Caribbean island of St ...Story continues below ... Neighbouring countries, have pledged aid. A navy ship from Venezuela arrived on Monday bringing 20 tonnes of supplies and over 12 trained emergency medical personnel, the government said ... .
One hundred percent of donations received online by NJPRF will be used to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable, supporting organizations that provide essential services and aiding those on the front line of the pandemic ...SHIP -- Samaritan Homeless InterimProgram.