NATO helps Albania combat floods

Albanian soldiers distributing bread in the flooded city of Shkodra, December 4, 2010.

FromXinhua:  NATO has come to the rescue of Albania amid floods, the worst ever the small western Balkan country has witnessed in decades, local media said on Monday.

NATO member states Greece and Turkey have sent five military transport helicopters to Albania to help the army and local authorities with the relief efforts.

On Monday, Italy also delivered 25 tonnes of food and clothing to Albania after the country’s Prime Minister Sali Berisha appealed to NATO for help.  (photo: Getty)  (via EUCOM)

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