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ID:

181

Date:

2007-04-29

Headline:

Most Katrina Aid from Overseas Went Unclaimed

Reporter's name:

John Solomon & Spencer S. Hsu

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The U.S. government turned down millions of dollars in aid offers including $400 million worth of oil from countries around the world in the wake of Hurricane Katrina according to more than 10,000 pages of cables, telegraphs and e-mail from U.S. diplomats around the globe. The information was obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., under FOIA.

Keywords:

Hurricane Katrina, aid, disaster victims, U.S. taxpayers,

Impact:

The news sparked the Senate homeland security committee to plan hearings on the handling of the aid this summer.


Agencies:

DHS
STATE

States:

LA
MS

Categories:

hurricane Katrina


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