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Offers of Aid for Katrina Victims Pour in From Around World


From tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka to the European Union, countries from virtually every continent have begun sending millions of dollars to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In Washington Tuesday, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said more than 90 nations have pledged financial assistance to those affected by the hurricane. He said numerous nations, including Australia, China, India, and Kuwait, have sent large cash donations to the Red Cross.

Kosovo's prime minister, Bajram Kosumi, saying his people will never forget how much America has helped the war-torn province, has donated $500,000. Bangladesh, a poor country that is frequently hit by monsoons, pledged $1 million in disaster aid.

Mr. McCormack said the American people can "take great heart" at the outpouring of assistance.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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