World Aid for Katrina Victims

By: AP
By: AP

China says it's sending 100 tons of relief supplies to the U.S., part of an international outpouring of help for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Little Rock Air Force base in Arkansas has become an international hub for the aid. A Chinese transport carrying bedding, clothes, tents and generators is believed to be the first from China ever to land there.

Aircraft from countries including Britain, Italy and France have been arriving since Monday carrying supplies including food and water.

Not all has gone smoothly. Some nations complain their help is being held up by U.S. red tape. A transport plane from Sweden, for example, has been waiting for clearance to leave for the past four days. It contains a badly needed water purification system.

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