More than 60 nations have offered help to the United States, ranging from long-term allies Canada, Britain and Japan to governments frequently criticized by the Bush government, such as Cuba and Venezuela.
The countries and their contributions:
AUSTRALIA A$10-million, most to the American Red Cross.
BRITAIN Has sent 500,000 ready- to-eat meals; Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain is ready to do anything it can to help.
CANADA Three warships and a Coast Guard vessel carrying 1,000 divers, engineers and reconstruction experts, along with with emergency supplies and food left yesterday for Louisiana.
CHINA US$5-million in aid; will also send rescue workers, including medical experts, if needed.
CUBA President Fidel Castro offered 1,100 doctors and 26 tonnes of medicine.
FRANCE Mobile help from rescue teams in the French Antilles in the Caribbean, including civil defence experts, generators and water treatment units, two cargo aircraft, two vessels and a hurricane disaster unit; also has offered help from French mainland, including several aircraft.
GERMANY Has sent several air force planes loaded with water purification equipment and food rations; has also offered mobile units to provide clean water, military hospital facilities and medical aid; will also dip into emergency oil reserves to release two million barrels a day for 30 days.
GREECE Sending two cruise ships to help house thousands of homeless people for several months.
INDIA US$5-million to American Red Cross; also willing to donate essential medicines.
IRAN Offered 20 million barrels of crude oil only if U.S. agrees to lift sanctions; will also make donations via the Red Crescent.
ISRAEL Sending health and defence officials to help coordinate aid.
ITALY Offering aid and evacuation specialists; authorities have prepared two military transport planes to fly amphibious vessels, pumps, generators, tents and personnel.
JAPAN US$1-million, including US$200,000 to American Red Cross.
KOSOVO US$500,000 pledge.
KUWAIT US$500-million-worth of oil products and other humanitarian aid.
LUXEMBOURG Sending 1,000 camp beds and 2,000 blankets.
MEXICO Sending 15 truckloads of water, food and medical supplies via Texas; Mexican navy also offered two ships, two helicopters and 15 amphibious vehicles.
NETHERLANDS Will provide teams to inspect dykes and identify victims; will also send a frigate from Curacao.
NIGERIA US$1-million pledge.
QATAR US$100-million pledge
ROMANIA Sending two medical teams.
RUSSIA Has offered help, but is still awaiting a reply from Washington. Expects to send heavy transport planes.
SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Refining will donate US$255-million to American Red Cross.
SINGAPORE Singapore Armed Forces has sent three Chinook helicopters to Fort Polk, La..
South Korea Has pledged aid and is waiting for U.S. response.
SPAIN Expects to receive a formal request to release gasoline stocks; also sending US$430,000 of supplies and medicines.
SRI LANKA US$25,000 to the American Red Cross.
SWITZERLAND Sending 50 tonnes of emergency aid and two logistics experts.
TAIWAN Sending more than US$3-million.
VENEZUELA Offering cheap fuel, humanitarian aid and relief workers.