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Countries Offering U.S. Aid for Katrina

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  1. Skigirl

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    FYI...

    Countries Offering U.S. Aid for Katrina

    Many nations have offered the United States aid in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including an agreement by European governments to release 2 million barrels of oil per day from strategic reserves. Other offers include:
    • AFGHANISTAN: $100,000.
    • ARGENTINA: Six disaster relief and rescue coordinators.
    • AUSTRALIA: $8 million to the American Red Cross
    • AUSTRIA: Water pumps, plastic sheets, cots; An Austrian Red Cross team is in Houston to set up a communication network.
    • BAHAMAS: $50,000 for U.S. victims and additional aid to Bahamian citizens in stricken areas.
    • BANGLADESH: $1 million.
    • BELGIUM: Medical, logistics, civil engineering and diving teams, pumps, generators.
    • BRAZIL: Willing to contribute but awaiting specific request from United States.
    • BRITAIN: 500,000 ready-to-eat meals; medical experts, search-and-rescue gear, marine engineers, high-volume pumps.
    • CANADA: three navy ships, a coast guard vessel, several Sea King helicopters and about 1,000 personnel, including navy divers to help clear waterways and inspect damaged levees.
    • CHILE: Plans to contact U.S. authorities to see what is needed.
    • CHINA: $5 million to aid survivors. Says it will help with medical treatment and epidemic prevention if necessary.
    • COLOMBIA: Offers rescue and paramedic teams.
    • CUBA: Offers 1,100 doctors.
    • CZECH REPUBLIC: Rescue teams, field hospital and pumps and water processing equipment, as well as transport planes.
    • DENMARK: Water purification units.
    • DOMINICA: Police to help patrol disaster zone.
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Offers rescue workers, doctors and nurses.
    • EL SALVADOR: 100 army troops, including medical personnel and engineers.
    • FINLAND: A search-and-rescue team.
    • FRANCE: Flying in 300 tents, 980 cots; 60 generators, three water purification units; 30 water pumps. Offering aircraft and two ships with helicopters, disaster unit with 20 soldiers, civil defense detachment of 35 people.
    • GERMANY: 40,000 meals; 30,000 more coming. Offering medical supplies, vaccination teams, water purification equipment, medical evacuation aircraft and crisis management experts.
    • GREECE: Two cruise ships to help house homeless, as well as relief supplies and rescue crews.
    • GUATEMALA: 80 specialists from army, health and interior departments.
    • HONDURAS: 134-member medical and rescue brigade. Mayor of capital, Tegucigalpa, offers a similar group.
    • INDIA: $5 million to American Red Cross. Offering medical teams with experience in waterborne diseases and to set up community water purification plants.
    • INDONESIA: Medical team of 45 doctors and 155 other staff and 10,000 blankets.
    • IRAN: Offers to dispatch unspecified aid through its Red Crescent agency if needed.
    • ISRAEL: Sending medical team. Offering hundreds of doctors, trauma experts and other medical staff as well as field hospital.
    • ITALY: 300 cots, 300 blankets, 600 sheets, a water pump, six life rafts, 11,200 chlorine tablets, first-aid kits; baby food.
    • JAPAN: $1 million in aid and offers to send tents, blankets, power generators and portable water tanks.
    • KOSOVO: $500,000.
    • KUWAIT: $500 million worth of oil and other aid.
    • LATVIA: A disaster relief team, financial aid, blankets, bottled water.
    • LITHUANIA: Rescue teams, meals, building materials.
    • LUXEMBOURG: two jeeps, 1,000 cots, 2,000 blankets.
    • MEXICO: Navy ship carrying food, amphibious vehicles, helicopters and medical team to arrive Wednesday. Fifteen army vehicles carrying food, health brigades, water-treatment plants and mobile kitchens with capacity to feed 7,000 people a day heading to U.S. border. Government sets up bank accounts to collect donations and donates $1 million. Offer comes from search-and-rescue group called "topos" — "moles" — organized by youths digging through collapsed buildings after Mexico City's 1985 earthquake.
    • THE NETHERLANDS: A frigate with water, medicine, helicopters and beds to arrive Wednesday. Three giant water pumps have been offered, as well as expertise in dike and water engineering, and forensic ID help.
    • NEW ZEALAND: $1.4 million. Government has also offered to send an urban search and rescue team, a disaster victim identification team or recovery personnel.
    • NICARAGUA: Flooding and sanitation experts.
    • NORWAY: Navy divers, 10,000 blankets and unspecified financial aid.
    • ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES: $25,000 to American Red Cross.
    • PAKISTAN: Doctors and paramedics.
    • PANAMA: 120,000 pounds of bananas for hurricane victims.
    • PERU: 80 to 100 doctors with expertise in tropical diseases and disasters. But President Alejandro Toledo said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld requested Peru instead send medical supplies and canned foods. Peru will try to comply.
    • THE PHILIPPINES: Philippines Red Cross donating $25,000. Government offers 25-man relief team.
    • PORTUGAL: Lending 2 percent of its strategic oil reserve, equivalent to 500,000 barrels of oil.
    • QATAR: $100 million in humanitarian assistance.
    • ROMANIA: Two teams of medical experts.
    • RUSSIA: Three transport planes with generators, food, tents, blankets, drinking water and medical supplies.
    • SAUDI ARABIA: Offers to increase oil production to replace shortfalls caused by Katrina.
    • SINGAPORE: Three CH-47 transport helicopters and 38 soldiers in training unit at Grand Prairie, Texas, to Fort Polk, La., to work with Texas Army National Guard in disaster relief operations, including resupply and airlift missions.
    • SLOVAKIA: Water purification gear, cots, water.
    • SLOVENIA: Cots, bedding, first-aid kits.
    • SOUTH KOREA: $30 million in government and civilian assistance and sending search team and relief supplies.
    • SPAIN: Firefighters and equipment, medical staff, search-and-rescue expertise, tents, cots, blankets, water treatment units, heating equipment, meals, water, generators.
    • SRI LANKA: $25,000 to American Red Cross.
    • SWEDEN: First-aid kits, blankets, meals, generators, plastic sheeting, 2 water purification units and instructors; aircraft ready for immediate deployment.
    • SWITZERLAND: Blankets, 50 tons of aid supplies, two logistic experts from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, two doctors and two water specialists.
    • TAIWAN: $2 million.
    • THAILAND: At least 60 doctors and nurses along with supplies of rice.
    • TRINIDAD: Local Red Cross sending 10-15 relief workers.
    • URUGUAY: Two mobile water purification units and two tons of powdered milk.
    • VENEZUELA: Offers 1 million barrels of gasoline, $5 million in cash, water purification plants, rescue volunteers and more than 50 tons of canned food and water. Government's Citgo Petroleum Corp. pledges $1 million.
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Tents, clothing, food and other aid.
     
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    P-Diddy and Jay-Z gave $1 million each. France set tents and people with bad attitudes. Just to put it all in perspective.
     
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    This is heartening to read. I had heard about Afghanistan on the radio yesterday and was impressed.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Wow their entire armed forces and equiptment... :haha:
     
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    Heartwarming--except...

    One country is missing from the list-- IRAQ! :angry1: -(how about some OIL if your broke??)---I thank the other countries for being willing to help!--I'm actually very suprised!--so many other times we got squat when WE had a disaster,even from those we rebuilt when they had similar disasters..or we were never even partially repaid for our generosity..

    Anyone ever listen to "The Americans" by Byron Mcgregor??..a canadian who narrated a record about america always helping other countries,but getting zilch in return..its nice to see things are finally changing somewhat!.. ;)
     
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    I don't know if Iraq really has anything to give. Their currency is still pretty worthless, and I don't think they're exporting any product to support any kind of economy yet... I'm sure if they were actually in full production with their oil, they'd be sending some over...
     
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    I thought it was pretty cool that Bangledesh gave a million dollars. :bow:
     
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    It's good to see them giving something back.

    :haha::haha::haha:
    My ex's father is a presidential advisor in panama and his second home in FL got hit by Katrina. I'd of thought that he would've pushed for something more. I KNOW they can do better than that. :rolleyes:
     
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    i thought it was actually kinda cool Cuba was offering to help.
    maybe thats Fidel's way of extending an olive branch.

    same goes for Venezula.
     
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    No that's Fiedel's backhanded f*ck you.
     
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    I think it shows that people can overlook political differences in the world when there is truely a disaster. Regardless of what or how much they gave, they still gave something. I am very suprised by some of the countries on that list mainly China, Cuba, and Iran.

    Ira
     
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    My bad
     
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    South Korea is on the list

    Ira
     
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    That is a pretty impressive list.
     
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    I guess whenever you hear someone say "why are we the world police? I don't see the rest of the world helping us!" you can just giggle to yourself, granted, some may not have offered much, but they did offer right? Are they thinking back to when an american soldier gave his life so them and thier countrymen had the right to vote or thier daughters go to school?? Either way, it's nice to see that we aren't on our own here!
     
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    yeah, i read that today at work, pretty cool.i guess we get some back after all these years. :D
     
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    I am very surprised too see all those countries helping out.
     
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    the list is :saweet: :waytogo: now i will stop griping about being the world police ;)
     
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    Very impressed with Qatar, Austrailia, India and a number of very poor countrys.
    Not at all impressed with many of the rich countrys, which many are so called G8 members.
     
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    Perspective? Gang banger pop stars writing a check impresses you that much? What is a mil to them? Dick compared to what they'll reap if enough belive they 'helped'. They'll make that money back and more.

    Yeah, I know France ain't exactly popular with you guys (or us for that matter) but the summation of what they gave is most certainly more than what you credit them with.

    You guys complain nobody is ever there for you guys, then when other countries offer and do help you either dismiss it as not enough or piss all over it because of your own personal agenda.

    I'm astounded at the list, and disgusted by some of the comments (Rob...)

    Rene
     

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