Hurricane Katrina: International Aid
The following are links related to International Aid offered and/or provided to the United States in support the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.
Mexican Troops on US Soil
"A Mexican army convoy [crossed] into the United States on Thursday [September 8, 2005] to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. ... Carrying water treatment plants and mobile kitchens that can feed 7,000 people daily, the convoy bound for San Antonio is the first Mexican military unit to operate on U.S. soil since 1846."
"The Mexican government was already planning another 12-vehicle aid convoy for this week. ... It has sent a Mexican navy ship toward the Mississippi coast with rescue vehicles and helicopters. ... Mexico has sent disaster relief aid missions to other Latin American nations, but not to the United States." --Abe Levy, Associated Press, September 8, 2005.
External Links: Articles & Commentary
- "U.N. Offers Disaster Assistance to U.S.," Associated Press (Yahoo! News), September 2, 2005.
- Sue Pleming, "Foreign governments line up to help after Katrina," Reuters AlterNet, September 2, 2005: "The United Nations offered to help coordinate international relief efforts for the United States. ... The State Department said offers so far had come from Belgium, Canada, Russia, Japan, France, Germany, Britain, China, Australia, Jamaica, Honduras, Greece, Venezuela, the Organization of American States, NATO, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, South Korea, Israel and the United Arab Emirates."
- Caroline Jacobs, "Europe to send emergency oil to US to ease crisis," Reuters UK, September 2, 2005.
- Anita Snow, "Fidel Castro Offers to Send 1,100 Cuban Doctors to Help With US Hurricane Relief Efforts," Associated Press (Tampa Bay Online), September 2, 2005.
- "China offers U.S. $5 mln in aid ahead of Hu visit," Reuters (Washington Post), September 3, 2005. Note: Hu's visit to the US has been postponed.
- "Howard pledges $10m hurricane aid," ABC News (Australia), September 3, 2005.
- Rob, "Kuwait Gives $500 Million - Can we have the other
$75.622.6 billion now?" AMERICAblog, September 4, 2005.
- Elizabeth Williamson, "Offers of Aid Immediate, but U.S. Approval Delayed for Days," Washington Post, September 7, 2005.
- Abe Levy, "Mexican troops cross into U.S. for hurricane relief," Associated Press (SignOnSanDiego), September 8, 2005.