Qatar offers $100M in hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Qatar pledged $100 million in humanitarian assistance Saturday to help Americans recover from Hurricane Katrina, heading a list of more than a dozen countries joining an outpouring of support.
They added to the more than 50 countries who had made pledges by the end of the day Friday.

“In these difficult circumstances, the people and the government of the state of Qatar would like to assure the people of the United States of its support and desire to assist the people in the affected area along the United States Gulf Coast,” said a statement from the oil-rich Persian Gulf state’s embassy. – Qatar offers $100M in hurricane aid