CBS News | Nations Step Up Aid Offers

(CBS/AP) In an accelerating drive to help the United States, more than three dozen countries have pledged assistance in the Katrina hurricane disaster.

Several international organizations including UNHCR, WHO, the European Commisssion and the Organization of American States have also offered aid, said CBS News State Dept. Reporter Charlie Wolfson.

The offers blur political lines. Cuba and Venezuela, for instance, have offered to help despite differences with Washington. Oil giant Saudi Arabia and tiny countries like Dominica, are among the nations making pledges.

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