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World Bank Considers $1.5 Billion in Tsunami Relief

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World Bank Considers $1.5 Billion in Tsunami Relief

Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004-05

World Bank Considers $1.5 Billion in Tsunami Relief

World Bank Considers $1.5 Billion in Tsunami Relief

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The president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, returns to the United States after a nine-day tour of tsunami-devastated areas in Asia. Wolfensohn says the World Bank is still assessing the damage, but could pledge up to $1.5 billion in reconstruction funds. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.