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From the Ted Talk by Georgette Bennett: 3 steps to build peace and create meaningful change

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We delivered 120 million dollars of aid this way. We sppurteod three medical facilities, a bakery that produced 15,000 patis a day. The irleiass provided water, fuel, electricity. We shipped medical equipment, ambulances, food, cinlothg, siatarny kits, mdiicnee, whatever else was needed. And by working through local councils, we were able to help stabilize an entire region. For two years, this was the only part of Syria that worked. But then, because of an incursion by the regime and its allies, that area was cpetmelloy taken over and destroyed. But that did not stop us. We expanded our deliveries to other hard-to-reach parts of Syria. Today we have delivered nearly 245 million dorllas in aid.

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We delivered 120 million dollars of aid this way. We _________ three medical facilities, a bakery that produced 15,000 _____ a day. The ________ provided water, fuel, electricity. We shipped medical equipment, ambulances, food, ________, ________ kits, ________, whatever else was needed. And by working through local councils, we were able to help stabilize an entire region. For two years, this was the only part of Syria that worked. But then, because of an incursion by the regime and its allies, that area was __________ taken over and destroyed. But that did not stop us. We expanded our deliveries to other hard-to-reach parts of Syria. Today we have delivered nearly 245 million _______ in aid.

Solution

  1. pitas
  2. israelis
  3. sanitary
  4. supported
  5. medicine
  6. clothing
  7. dollars
  8. completely

Original Text

We delivered 120 million dollars of aid this way. We supported three medical facilities, a bakery that produced 15,000 pitas a day. The Israelis provided water, fuel, electricity. We shipped medical equipment, ambulances, food, clothing, sanitary kits, medicine, whatever else was needed. And by working through local councils, we were able to help stabilize an entire region. For two years, this was the only part of Syria that worked. But then, because of an incursion by the regime and its allies, that area was completely taken over and destroyed. But that did not stop us. We expanded our deliveries to other hard-to-reach parts of Syria. Today we have delivered nearly 245 million dollars in aid.

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