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Aid Offers Pour in for Asia Quake Victims


Aid is pouring in to help survivors of Sunday's disaster in Asia, while countries around the world wait for news about the fate of their citizens in the region.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies appealed for more than $6 million in aid, and Pope John Paul urged the international community to quickly provide relief.

The United Nations is dispatching teams to affected countries, and Doctors Without Borders is sending a plane carrying tons of medical supplies.

The European Union pledged $4 million. Kuwait donated $2 million. France is sending a team to Sri Lanka. Greece offered use of military transport planes to carry supplies to victims.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is profoundly saddened by the loss of life. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the disaster is truly humbling and tragic. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his sympathies.

Meanwhile, European governments and the United States are monitoring the situation and trying to determine how many of their citizens were affected by the disaster.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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