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Author Steedman, Scott, author.

Title Qatar Katrina Fund : 10 Years After the Storm / text by Scott Steedman ; principal photography by Rush Jagoe.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Embassy of the State of Qatar, [2015]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Oversize Stacks  976.335 St32q 2015    ---  Available
Description 207 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm
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Note "To honor the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, In honor of those who returned to rebuild, From the people of Qatar."
Summary "Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest, costliest, and most devastating disasters in American history. The Category 5 storm hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, ravaging large parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. A few hours laterm the levees protecting New Orleans broke and 80 percent of the city was flooded. At least 1,800 people died and more than a million others left their homes in the largest mass migration in US history. On the other side of the world, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the then-Amir of the State of Qatar, watched the tragedy unfold on television. Two weeks later, his government created the Qatar Katrina Fund, pledging $100 million to the recovery of devastated areas. In the months that followed, 18 projects-focusing on housing, health care, and education-received funding. Ten years after the storm, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are still recovering-but thanks to the efforts of so many, they are thriving. This is the story of Qatar's gift and its role in the renewal of a legendary American city and its surrounding communities"--Dust jacket.
Contents Foreword: America's greatest comeback story / Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans -- Introduction: a gift of friendship / His Excellency Mohammad Jaham Al-Kuwari, ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States -- Prologue: the storm -- A place to come home to: the Qatar Katrina Fund's housing projects -- Healing and caring after the storm: the Qatar Katrina Fund's health care projects -- An education for a better future: the Qatar Katrina Fund's education projects -- Appendix 1: about Qatar -- Appendix 2: Qatar foreign aid.
Subject Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Pictorial works.
Disasters -- Gulf Coast (U.S.)
Diplomatic and consular service, Qatari.
United States -- Pictorial works.
Qatar -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Resources.
Disaster relief -- International cooperation.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Added Author Jagoe, Rush, photographer.
United States. Embassy (Qatar), issuing body.
Added Title Qatar Katrina Fund : Ten Years After the Storm

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