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Humanitarian Aid Starts in Umm Qasr

The distribution of humanitarian aid is just now getting started in the port town of Umm Qasr, the first Iraqi town taken by U.S. and British forces. The U.S. hope for establishing a provisional civil administration in Iraq is starting there as well. NPR's Mike Shuster has the story.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.