Qatar’s $100m gift to Hurricane Katrina victims, 10 years on

Marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina in the US, singer Marlon Jackson, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson and the mayor of New Orleans will take part in commemorations organized by Qatar this week.

On Aug. 29, 2005 the Gulf coast of the US was destroyed by Katrina, in what became the most costly natural disaster in the country’s history, killing at least 1,800 people and destroying half-a-million homes.

Within two weeks of the force five storm, Qatar pledged to donate $100 million to help with the massive recovery effort in the affected areas.

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Source News: Doha News