$854 Millions in Katrina Aid Turned Down

WaPo reports on the millions of dollars of aid from other countries that was offered in the wake of Katrina:

Allies offered $854 million in cash and in oil that was to be sold for cash. But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction, according to U.S. officials and contractors. Most of the aid went uncollected, including $400 million worth of oil.