In December 2004, a major earthquake followed by a tsunami hit Asia and Africa, devastating many coastal areas. To learn how you can help today, and to read about the United States' commitment to those in the affected area, please visit the website for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The private-sector fundraising campaign led by former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton was a tremendous success, illustrating once again the incredible generosity of the American people. Estimates currently place the level of America’s private giving at over $1 billion dollars. These funds, coupled with the $950 million that President George W. Bush has requested from Congress, will go a long way towards bringing relief to that area of the world.