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welcome to al jazeera america. here are the top stories at this hour: the president's heath care plan is getting a makeover of sorts to allow people to keep insurance plans through next year. house speaker john boehner said the only way to fix it is to get rid of it >> it's been a week since typhoon haiyan hit the philippines. more than 4400 are dead. hundreds of thousands are waiting for food, water and medicine. u.s.s. "george washington" arrived thursday to deliver aid - it's part of a large navy fleet bringing supplies to the region. >> the stock market opened with federal high, liking what they
heard from janet yellen, who said she'll do what it take to get the country back on track. a full senate vote could come next week. >> whitey bulger was sentenced to two life sentences in prison plus five years. an attorney for the mob boss said he plans to appeal. >> conservation authorities in denver destroyed 6 tonnes of ivory, they want to send a message to poachers to stop killing evidence for their custodies. "america tonight" is on next. you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. on america tonight. disaster aid delivered. tonight, the mass graves, the threats of violence, and the mounting health concerns. also
tonight, innocence, perverted on the internet. the crack down on one of the largest child important rings. >> it is still on going, there will be further arrests and i would imagine there will be more children that will be saved because of it. >> and revolving door. a controversial operation giving prostitute as chance at a new life. our crime and punishment series takes you inside the sex business, through project rose. when a woman comes to a place, where selling her body a all she has, that's a difficult place to be in. >> it is blurring the lines between linking people to social services the arresting them. >>
good evening everyone, thank you for joining us. it has been seven days now since a monster typhoon tore through the philippines leaving massive devastation in its wake. international row leaf efforts are being stepped up, but difficult convictions are making it painfully slow. latest official figures have the death toll from super typhoon at more than 4400, that's according to the united nations. other estimates say the toll could go as high as 10,000. the disaster has displaced hungs of thousands of people, a total of 11 million effected. there have been reports of some violence, over the lack of food and water, at a press conference, in the capitol the united nations criticized the slow pace of aid.
people are in desperate need of help. we need to get assistance to them now, they are already saying that it has taken too long to arrive. >> i do feel that we have let people down. but aid is coming in. the suns. george washington and seven support ships have arrived off the coast. the most devastated area. one of their priorities right now is to get watt tore the filipino people, some of them haven't had clean drinking water in almost a week. >> we have a lot -- because of most of the patients haven't eaten anything. >> leaving with much needed supplies finally trickling in to some of the areas the desperation and hopelessness are still very real. al jazeera joins us from
the philippines tonight. i think the big question a lot of people is where is all of this. you can probably hear he is a c 130, just revving up behind me, to take more aid. it just -- presumably survivors from some of the worst hit areas. we have been here surrounded by people unloading packets of rice, there has been emergency responders so more and more of this is getting through. the world food program now saying that on a daily basis it is able to get to 50,000 people and provide them with food supplies. but the local officials there are saying that 70% of the population of that town has 220,000 people
all require emergency relief, the reports coming out of there there are people inside a sports stadium, hunkers down there without much leadership or assistance. they haven't seen any food aid in the weeks since the disaster. so there's still huge challenges to get to some of the most effected areas even when they are very close to where this aid is going in. let alone the more outlies areas where some of our reporters have been going, and people have been saying they haven't seen anyone in the government in a week since the disaster. >> what sit like there on the ground right now? it is good to hear that finally we are getting news of distribution of some of these relief, but what about people there on the ground? how are they dealing with this now that they are heading into a full week? >> i think that's the thing. it is becoming increasingly desperate for people that have been going without food and water, and just without really any kind of sense of communication, and an idea of how long this will last.
they don't want them to become security, and so that is hampering getting enough trucks and vehicles on the road, in some of the most devastated areas. in terms of how people here are reacting at the southern end of the island, and really escapes a lot of the winds a lot of the damage, but there's a huge effort here. i was in one of the buildings just by the airport runway, and people just exhausted stretched out on the floor, and one woman just sitting upright, who just a stream of grief and tears coming out of here. so even though we are a fair way away from the center, you can see even here, just how hard
people have been hit. >> harry, so with security a big issue there, when you are at the airport, and they are making plans on how to distribute the aid are they talks about security and what they can do? >> certainly there are an increasing number of troops. we have seen reports of taken to the streets, there are u.s. marines as well at the airport. assisting in the operation. eight aircraft are now being deployed. it was fumier until just recently when the u.s. doubled that number. and there's a u.s. carrier group. that george washington with its ships. some 5,000 sailors and the ability to -- 21 onboard. the japanese are saying they are ready to deploy 1,000 soldiers.
that will be the lambest deployment. we get the feeling that the cornser being turned. the question for a lot of those people is how long it will take for a properly efficient aid program to get to them. >> that is the big question tonight. al jazeera's harry giing us an inside look at what is happening there on the ground. thank you for joining us. >> so you hear all these numbers being thrown around, it is difficult to comprehend the extensive damage that is called by this typhoon. take a look at these before and after pictures. these are just incredible, this is just before the typhoon struck, the colorado based private satellite company, they switched on its cameras above the city, you can see for yourself here, the devastation that was caused by this. just wiped out the city, before the storm this was actually one of the fastest growing cities there in the philippines
it was also having an improved economy there. there's been a lot of talk about the slowness of the relief, and the looming possible health crisis, let's go to ben executive director of the disaster accountability project. he is joining us, shedding a little bit of light on the relief efforts. they look at this and see the video coming out of there, day one looks like day seven, and there's not a lot of change, why does it take so long? >> it is heartbreaking to see, and on some level this is to be expected on other levels we don't know yet whether this is slow or not. it is early in this effort, and people want to help, the they are donating dollars to organizations that they see on tv. asking for money. and none of those are even anywhere close to the philippines yet. money is the not even getting there. >> no, many of them are in the u.s., they are still figuring out their deployment. unless you are donating directly to groups in the philippines that are actually on the ground already, then it take as while for that -- those
resources to make it. >> you know, we have been through this so many times in the last few years the 2010 earthquake in haiti, the response to hurricane katrina, you would think by now that groups would better preposition their resources, the typhoon was forecasted for days in advance. why not more people on the ground there getting ready for this getting the people ready for this? >> and they are hopefully is some improvement, and you think there would be over time. the problem is that the groups regardless of their capacity, are raising money. so the question should be are those the services that are needed. >> are you saying some people are taking advantage to raise money. >> totally. these events are like adding fish food to aphid tank. all the fish coming up, some of the fish you have never seen before, but
now they are showing up for food. some are doing great work, and some are completely opportunistic, and the question should be how to sort through them. that's what we try to do. of the world u.s.a. and also a public health expert at george washington university, thank you for joining us. i like your response to this. i mean why when we have learned that the health crisis will just continue to grow, the longer longer we wait for help to get in there, why aren't we prepositions these better? couldn't they save countless lives. >> . >> we have a cargo plane
carrying 40 tons of equipment, and medical supplies and medicines, to the effected yeas right now. as we speak. we work off of funds that are in the bank. and if we do see additional funding for major events like this, but we have reserves and people who are professionals on a full time basis on a year round basis it isn't just us. so i think that having a professional core is quite important, and we have made improvements in our understanding, of what the difficulties and the problems are in the health sector, and the difference phases of disaster response, and we have approved our ability to respond to those as quickly as possible. >> ben, would you agree on that? are we seeing some improvements in. >> you know, it is hard to say. we had katrina, there is massive devastation here, the haiti earthquake,
only a few years ago, and half the money was spent after a year. and raised millions of dollars some organizations i'm sure are improving. it is hard to speculate when you are not -- when you don't have enough data, i don't think anyone right now has enough. >> who is watching the hen house. does there need to be bigger oversight, and everybody is out there asking for money. >> tremendous -- that's why i started the project after katrina, we are an independent watchdog, but no one wants to fund watchdog work, they want to fund food and water and medicine, which i totally understand. but even 1%, or a fraction of a%, for independent oversite would do tremendous wonders for helping the public knowing where to give. >> we are moving into day eight, is this just a ticking time bomb? we have a lot of disease that is will crop up, don't we? >> it is interesting.
i think that history teaches us that perhaps it is not a ticking time bomb. obviously the clear requirements are for food, water, improved sanitation. and shelter for people that have lost their homed. the destruction has been enormous. this is an exceptional event, and all the things i just mentioned. food, water, these are the key foundations of preventive medicine. getting these areas covered is going to go a long way. take the haiti earthquake you mentioned, a very important event, but with no real major open digs that came immediately in its wake, people know there was a cholera epidemic, but it was divorce brad the earthquake itself. we know after these natural disasters although the risk is appreciable, in fact, open digs of infectious diseases don't usually occur.
proslideing these basic requirements of life, and restoring the infrastructure, we can bring the situation to relatively normal in the acute faze. that's not to say there aren't longer term consequences. philippine government people will suver from post traumatic stress syndrome for example. >> final thoughts as we wrap this up, what do we need to do going forward? >> we need to get on the ground, provide the basics. make sure we are getting information systems set up so that we can detect the occurrence of p adverse health events and respond to them. and starting now we need to look forward to the future to rebuilding the system, together with the philippines with doctors, nurses health professionals on the ground, and providing people with the opportunity to move forward, and restore their lives regain their livelihoods. >> and a word of caution.
>> i would say make sure you know who you are donating to. make sure -- and cannot only use this pun, to stay strong through this, but to al improve disaster reeve there the future. >> gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us, with the disaster accountability project, information online on that, and dr. ronald with doctors of the world u.s.a. and george washington university, thank you so much. >> thank you.
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major develop innocents ton. into one of california's most powerful politicians. >> two weeks ago, al jazeera investigative unit broke the story of an elaborate sting. they approached the senator, and allegedly paid him more than $60,000 in bribes. >> we are hoping we could ask you some questions about your on going legal problem. >> actually i am here for a conference, not really going to discuss that. >> the fbi alleges you have accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for supporting legislation. >> that's -- that's -- like i said i am not going to answer anything right now. >> since our report, reaction has been swift, the senator rules committee has all committee assignments, he has been removed in the state's film commission,
and lawmakers are now calling for his resignation. he now says the fbi wanted him to wear a wire, and spy on his colleagues at the state capitol. al jazeera, here now to break down these latest developments. these are some stunning developments in this case, and from the sounds of it, this is going to go well beyond calderón. >> these two clearly indicate that the year long probe may go deep inside the california capitol. now, the first document is a let fresh the u.s. attorneys office, that states the investigation focuses on senator calderón and others. now the second document, is a complaint filed in federal court by calderón's high profile defense attorney. gary goes alleges that the fbi was also targeted senate president darrel sign burg, and fellow senator, chairman of the appropriations committee. now his lawyer admits that his client met with
the fbi on several occasions, accepted an electronic recording device, but later gave it back. when his client refused to cooperate that's when he claims the fbi retaliated by raiding his office, and leaking a sealed federal affidavit to the investigative unit. he says the fbi and the assistant attorney, should be held in contempt of court. >> we are talking about politicians being asked to wear wiretaps. >> there are indications that there may be several oh players involved. now trevor spoke to some of them today and got their reaction. >> you intent to some representatives what do they have to say? >> from the beginning he has reacted very vehemently and the commented he made. he referred to comments he had made to the fbi as off the wall claims. we asked him specifically if he was a task, and he said no, he wasn't. he said that healthcare law had been informed he
wasn't a target, and that none of the malfeasance that he has alleged is true. on kevin's part, we asked him if he was in the investigation, and he pointed to a letter the u.s. attorneys office provided to him, and that states that he is not a target at this time, but said is viewed as a witness. >> i want to bring into the conversation, former special at with the fbi, a good portion of his career investigating corrupt politicians. james thank you so much for joining us. that do you make of this? >> will, i think the big story is high had to have admitted to the fbi that he took bribes from the agent, before they would give him a recorder. there are fbi protocols and he would have had to have admitted his involvement, before they would have agreed to give him a recorder, so that he could maybe record any so called conversations with any co conspirators.
that would have gone down the affidavit point by point. and other things to convince them before they would give him that recorder. >> jim, you ran a similar investigation, a few of them going to prison. when you did that case, is this unusual? did you offer them the opportunity to wear a wire and go confront other lawmakers? >> sure, but the first step is they had to admit their involvement. there was occasion or two as to whether they would wear a wire, but it was long after we had covered their criminal activities. and what they were involved in. >> he is filing today
says that calderón had admitted to being willing to record conversations but then had returned that device. what might have happened for him to make that decision? >> well, obviously, they did give him a recorder, because he returned it. blue what that means to me, is that something after that he provided his statement, something happened that blew up their deal. maybe the allegations that he suggestioned were not true. that something that he did set or said, was not true. and so that maybe the deal brew up. is so he made contact, and greg goes returned the recorder. >> jim, are you suggesting that there would have been a written agreement, similar to a plea agreement, before
receiving the wire tape recording device? >> no, that would be too early for a plea agreement or written agreement. >> they would have just explained the recorder conversations, make canceled 4:00s and they would ask simply for him to explain himself, and if he made appropriate admissions if you will, then they would have extended the opportunity for him to cooperate. they would not have given them any kind of agreement, because he would have to prove to them, brett me remind you, it is not unheard of that individuals in these positions can make up stories. so the bureau knows that, so they are very leerily about just letting someone do something like this. and give them an agreement of the sort that you mentioned without them proving themselves.
senator sign burg, senator dee leon, vehemently deny that they are targets. saying he has a letter that he is just a witness, is there any doubt in your mind that other lawmakers are the targets of this investigation? >> well, i read the affidavit, i don't think there's any doubt that it involved others. and it would be up to the bureau whether they knew about senator calderón's intentions and what he was doing. to influence legislation corruptly. and so that's what remains to be seen. >> all right, that's former fbi special agent, putting all of this into perspective for us and giving us interesting commentary on this case. you are going to continue to cover the story, i imagine. who knows where it will go from now. >> we expect a lot of developments. >> we will stay on top of it, thank you so much.
blow a snapshot of other stories making headlines. president obama is trying to patch up -- the president announced a fix that will allow these plans to finish for one more year. well a pair of secret service agents have been removed from their posts as the agency investigated yet another alleged sexual misconduct case. the alleged incident involved an email transaction with a female sub board nance. involved in a prostitution scandal one year ago. and another five years in prison, it was also ordered to
pay $19.5 million in restitution to the families. convicted for racketeering and 11 murders the 84-year-old fugitive was on the run for more than a decade until he was captured in california two years ago. well, the number here is just staggering. story finally safe tonight according to toronto police. three years ago, police discovered that one man, brian weigh was sharing pictures of children being sexually abused and operating a website distributing this disgusting child pornography. it is alleged that located hundreds and thousands of some of the worst that they have ever viewed. >> those images led police to a global web of child pornography, the operation dubbed project spade involved law enforcement from across the world.
australia, spain, hong kong, and the united states. u.s. postal inspector says his department stopped the distribution, but the victimization continues. >> these children had their lives alters fehr. the image -- the sexual views of a child. in this operation, the victims were all prepubescent, with some as young as five. 40 teachers. 42 volunteers that worked with skids. nine were doctors or nurses. and three foster care parents.
there will be further arrests and i imagine there will be more children that will be saved because of it. >> he has been following this investigation from the very beginning i understand that you were even embedded with police for a year,ky only imagine what you saw and witnesses during the course of this. >> we were able to follow the police, and i think this case -- you described it well the shocking disgusting nature. it is important because it break as lot of myths that a lot of people out there have. one saw that we tend to think of child pornography as dark, and hidden in some obscure corners of the web, what we discovered through this website, is that this was a very amazon
type website. you could order through catalogs, they had the 10 best, you could get the dvd shipped to you, you had the favorites, they had millions of visitors so we are talking about the commercialization of child pornography according to police. we have the misconception, that they are dirty old men, hiding in the bushes or maybe now dirty old men hiding behind their computers and yet if you look at the kind of people arrested something like 40 teachers, police officers, priests, high school coaches. quite ordinary people hiding in plain site. >> i have talked to investigators that have looked into this horrible crime, and one of the biggest challenges they have is trying to identify the victims in this.
they don't know if that young girl is in russia or hidden in a basement somewhere, were they able to identify some of these children. >> they were. when there's a homicide or a bank robbery, police may not know who did it, but they know where to place. and they can't tell where the victims are from, they knew that a lot of the vid coes came from the former soviet block. one of my colleagues tracked down some of the young boys in those videos. talked to them, their families so the police in this case were able to locate some of the boys.
what do they have to say, even if it was years later about how it effected them? >> well, i think the aspected of the trauma that you can never get over, but also the fact what happens with victims of sexual abuse, is the combination of guilty and shame, but also in the fact in most of these there's an almost of seduction that takes place. so these kids weren't kidnapped and held in dark cellars in this place it was a film maker who is their karate teacher, so he would be a mentor to them, he would film them, say let's do this, let's do that. so there's a slow seduction that takes place. so it makes the victim feel very guilty, and even the parents feel guilty. in this case, they would let this catty teacher, he would take the boys off to trips and various executioners and of course they didn't know what was really going on. >>
i wont you to stand by real quick, i want to bring into the conversation. an organization that is dedicated to preventing the exploitation of girls, what he is talking about right now, you have talked to these people yourself, young girls victimized exploite exploid child pornography, how do they overcome this? how do they move on? >> so at the heart of sex trafficking or child sexual exploitation, is you have individualed who want to exploit the vulnerables of whether it reese boys or girls and often times they have already been involved with the foster care system. many of the victims in this case, didn't have supportive parents. and have experienced abuse and exploitation, so what it takes for them to overcome, is the resill generalsy they have in themselves but also supportive adults and people that care. and i think it is so vital that these children see that law enforcement investigated tirelessly, in catching those who
made the videos but also those that bout them. because if you start the fight the demand, for this type of exploitation, and sexual abuse that's when you start to top testimony pyramid. and you start to really get at the root of ending kind important. but this is a very big pyramid, where do you even begin. >> it is, and not just in child important, but in sex trafficking cases, there are websites, not as hidden as this amazonnesque website, but places like craigs list, where men can also go online and buy their victims as easily as they would buy a pizza. traffickers go online, advertise their victims, this is organized rape for profit. it is a massive business, 20,000 or so add as day for online sex in just the united states.
what gave me hope, is the buyers are being held accountable, and hundreds are hopefully getting the services they need, to not only being a victim, but to become survivors and start do speak out. >> final thought here from you, i would like to know, based on your coverage of this, is this going to continue to spread? are we going to see many more arrests in how widespread is this. >> when you are saying two to 3 million visitors how many will l be arrested. >> i think we will see a lot more. what they are able to do is capture hundreds of thousands of data basis. they put a priority on those that had downloaded what the police said was the most egregious, but also people that had direct access to children. coaches teachers priests.
what is important to understand, they were originally investigating for the videos they had bout, but then in some cases, they found those men, those customers as we are calling them, were in fact also in some cases abusing children in their circle of trust. this is not something that is just isolated. these are real kids. these are real lives that are being broken and these men will get away from it until we take their toys, their money, reputation, and freedom. >> coming up here after the break, off the streets america tonight goes inside the adult prostitution business in phoenix arizona. k a new effort called project rose help these women start over? that's coming up next. al jazeera investigates a man with many enimies...
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>> dozens of -- have now an unlikely . those picked up during a two day sting operation are brought to project rose. as new collaboration between police and university school of social work. they are offered a range of social services instead of jail time. but as america tonight reports not everybody agrees with the tactics. >> i am just the girl you have been searching for, i have a hot body, a sweet personality, allow me to creases and pamper you. >> is this the add that got you busted. >> yes, this is the ad that got me busted. >> casey, who asked us not to reveal her
identity is one of nearly 60 women recently arrested during a two day prostitution sting. >> the bent six-year-old single mother. has been an escort for five years. >> casey was taken to project rose. although arizona has one of the highest incarceration rates. project rose, is designed jail. >> this is project rose, this is an arrest alternative, we are offing to women who are trying to get out of prostitution. there's health care, support services, if you agree to stay in the program, they will not arrest you on this charge. we will do everything we can to help you out of the situation. can you glee that you will stay? >> dominique roseanne association professor of social work at arizona state university, and
phoenix police founded the program,luth gallahar said he was once part of the hook 'em and book 'em school of thought. but over his career, he ended up arresting the same woman nine times which changed his views on sex worders. he no longer believes that locking them up is the solution. >> the take away for me, is that i have done all the really cool jobs in police work that there are. the most important job i have done is this. because it has given me the opportunity to really really help a underserved population. these are discarded women, people that are completely unforgotble, they make people uncomfortable. >> anyone arrested on prostitution related challenges is brought here, and offered a range of social services. during this latest sting, my brought 54 women, ranging in age from 18 to 58 to project rose. bringing the total to more than 350 since the
project start. you have a health plan? >> i'm a single mom with eight kids i have insurance. record. >> going to school to be a police officer right now. >> okay. or those that have already been through the program are not eligible. for those that are accepted the arrest stays off the books as long as they finish the program. police ram up arrests to get more into the program. this is the strength of the program, for opponents this is the problem. by viewing all sex workers as victims is generalizing the whole population, when many are conusanting adults. the sex workers outreach is a grass roots organization ha is part of a nark network. the week leading up they
made the rounds. project rose seems to be blurring the line. between linking people to social services and arresting them. >> advocates say the best way to help sex workers is to decriminalize their work. >> in the united states. in different communities across the cub. people engage in sexual exchanges for the things they need, to survive to live, to support their families and the laws against tax work and the policies against prostitution, impact them directly by arresting them, by leading to incarceration. so not dissimilar from legislation against drugs, there's a war on drugs, this is also a war on people who engaged in sex work. >> as for casey, this is her third arrest for the year, because she already completed the program in
april, she doesn't get to go through it again, and her arrest will be filed. casey says she was introduced to escorting by a friend and got hooked. >> i was put an ad on craigs list, and it started from there, and i was making bukeo money. $900 for 30 minutes. it was a con, decision i made. i decided on my ownly try this. >> every day you wake up and imagine how many blow jobs you have to give, or how many people you have to have sex with, and things like that, and it is just kind of -- it is disgusting. >> casey struggled financially while completing the program. >> when i was going through project rose, i was getting kicked out of a lot places i didn't have money for rent, because i was doing so much. >> on average, 30% of the clients complete the city's prostitution program requirements. with 9% rearrested in the
first year. to help those that want out of the life of prostitution. >> when a woman comes to a place where selling a body is all they have, thes the best they have, it is a difficult situation to be in. once you have done it, once you have prostituted you can never not. have prostituted. you are always identified even by yourself that way. >> is the life ischias? or is it that all the clients are victims in. >> no, there's never an all, there's never an absolutely, certainly with have people here that believe this is the best choice for them. but it is very difficult when a behavior is illegal, to decipher who is doing it because they want to, and who is because they have to. >> so it is gray, it is not black and white. >> except that it is illegal. there is no gray, it is illegal, and there's nothing we can do to save the police don't arrest them. don't press those charges. >> there may be some
people that say you don't need the police involvement, that there is another way, is there another way? >> not in our community, and not in any community that i know of. >> not everyone is interested in the help offed at project rose. this woman was arrested for placing an escort ad without a license. look. >> don't you think that being -- you have the right to tell me how to operate my industry. >> my business, my trade. >> except that it is a crime. we don't get to decide which laws we want to follow and which we don't. >> and another person take their property and that's a different kind of a law then what you are trying to push on me right now. >> the woman declined to participate in the project rose. >> i feel like i'm the one being kidnapped. >> well, we will give you your stuff back and send you on your way, but i
have to warn you some town down the road you will get a summons. >> i know. >> across town, casey is thinking about her own options after her arrest, she is almost certain she will do time, a third arrest require as minimum two months behind bars a fourth will be a felony charge. >> i never wanted to struggle, and that was just what kept me going. just continue ton an escort, i was like hey i don't want to, but i have to because i'm taking care of my child. >> fresh off her arrest she vowed to quit, but she says leaving the life isn't so easy. >> hey, if someone offs you $200 let's go have sex, and you are just like wow, what you can do in ten minutes to you can get $200. >> yeah, i am planning to turn a leaf, but it is going to take time, so i know -- you can't just stop something. unless you have a plan b, so right now i don't have a plan b, so i am going
to do this until i am set. with this straight job. and that is my word. that is my word. >> sarah hoy really taking us inside the sex worker. boy, what stands out to me when you look at her and this story, is she is cooking dinner, in an apartment, you know you hear so often that a lot of times these prostitutes come from broken backgrounds and homes. >> she was raised in rah two parent household but she did become pregnant, and because of that she wanted to make sure that her life was stable, and could provide for her child. so she was brought into this by a friend, and did very well. so she stayed in that life, and it is hard to leave as she explains that listen, once you are in, you are making this money, it is easy to do. she stayed. >> but her mother is a police officer. you were telling me. >> a former police officer.
didn't she know that this is dangerous? >> she does. she also understands both sides very well. she says listen, i understand that what i am doing is illegal and wrong, however i was raised in a family who cared about me, and i know i shouldn't be doing this, however i am doing it. >> the last guest we had, with fair girls she said that she knows someone who has been through this program, and she is singing its praises. there are that think it is making a difference. >> one thing that i think makes this unique, is they do use former sex workers to reach these people who are wrought in. because we can then relate to one another. it does seem that project rose is trying to reach this population. >> as we saw in your report, there's some of the people we try to
reach out to. i am not quitting this. >> and that's somebody job, imagine working at wal-mart, and said adam you are done for today, what would you do. so there is this balance, people have rent, they have other bills to take care of. this is their livelihood, so it is tough. >> very very interesting inside look at that program, thank you so much for being with us tonight. >> welcoming up after the break, it is a water fight, on the nile. why two countries are finding it difficult to share the longest river in the world. >> every morning from 5 to 9am al jazeera america brings you more us and global news than any other american news channel. find out what happened and what to expect. >> start every morning, every day, 5am to 9 eastern with al jazeera america.
what god has given them, they fear man may take away. this is the dam, which is under construction on the blue nile in ethiopia, where a majority of the waters originate. when operational, the multibillion dollars hydroelectrodevelopment will be africa's biggest, but egyptians aren't happy. >> it will givethtopia power to control the nile, which will lead to a change in the strategic balance of power. and this has been a long held health hopian dream. now he relies on water pumped from wells.
this is because this is being linked to the file. >> and we won't be able to farm. >> water security and a vitally important issue, the global standard for water scarcity is 1,000 cubic meters per person, per year. now the average egyptian can only -- so the country is already water scarce. but now factor this in, the population of egypt is due to increase by nearly 50%. by 2050. >>
win win approach. and into the cooperation. five years of the aim, though it could take longer. the politics of the dam are tense, and how to share this vital resource is clearly difficult. the nile may be seen as god's gift to egypt, but it also belong belongs to e ethiopians sudanese and other countries too. >> very interesting debate that's al jazeera reporting. that's it for us here, remember if you would like to comment on any of the story cross uh have seen tonight, you can just log on to our website aljazeera.com/america tonight. have a good evening everyone, and thank you for watching. "chicago sun-times"
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