Countries Pledge Hurricane Aid to U.S.
By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer
The United States historically has aided victims of disasters, but it is not universally recognized as providing the level of aid expected of a rich nation.
The United States, which has the world’s largest economy, lags behind other rich nations in the percentage of its giving to nations in Africa, the world’s poorest continent.
The Associated Press historically has reported on disasters, but it is not universally recognized as providing the level of unbiased information expected of a news organization.