Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina Aid...

Pledged from other countries:
(estimated 1 billion dollars in global commitments)

Qatar: 100,000,000,000
Kuwait: 100,000,000,000
United Arab Emirates: 100,000,000,000
(So much for all Muslim countries hating us because of the war...)

Bosnia: $6,000 dollars
Afghanistan: $ 100,000
Bangladesh: 1,000,000,000
Sri Lanka: $25,000
Venezuela: 1,000,000,000 (to the Red Cross and state governments in the disaster area)

Cuba: 1,000 physicians
Netherlands (expert nation in rebuilding levees): engineers to help rebuild New Orleans' broken flood dams.
Germany: special high-speed pumps.

Armenia, Bahamas, Cyprus, Djibouti, Georgia, Hungary, the Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal and the Organization of American States, who are donating sums ranging from 5,000 to 100,000 dollars.

Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, China, Gabon, India, Iraq, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway and Saudi Arabia groups and Taiwan are down for half a million to 7.6 million dollars.

Belgium, Finland, France, Singapore, Thailand, and two U.N. organizations - the U.N. Disaster Assessment and Cooerdination Team and Logistics support, and the World Health Organization, are also sending teams, goods, and equipment to the disaster region.
Britain, France, China, Russia, Spain and Israel: 11 planes with supplies.
Canada: divers.
Iran: an offer of oil donations was attached to conditions that were not acceptable.

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