List of Nations who have sent Aid -READ- before you rant.

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posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:20 PM
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I've noticed a really discouraging trend in a few threads where some readers have posted sentiments that they didn't believe foreign aid has been sent to the USA in it's time of need. The USA is not the only nation that helps others, and perhaps this list of nations (and links) will help shed some light on the truth of the matter. I am going to quote much of a CNN article in near-entirety since I know many of you don't follow links to read what's actually there and, more importantly, to allow the contents to be searchable on this forum. I will also include additional nations that were not listed in this original article.

Governments pledge aid after Katrina

The State Department said offers of help had been received from:
Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

International organizations also offered help ranging from medical teams to tents to cash donations. They include NATO, the Organization of American States, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and the World Health Organization.

NATO said the United States had asked it for food supplies, Reuters reported. "NATO stands ready to continue to support the United States as it recovers from this natural disaster," the alliance reportedly said in a statement.

Among those offering assistance are India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia, the four countries hardest-hit by the December 26 tsunami.

A State Department official said a needs assessment was being done to determine which offers would be accepted.

The United Nations has offered to help coordinate international relief. Following is a list of some of the aid offered by governments (it is not complete).

Africa
NIGERIA: has pledged $1 million to hurricane disaster relief, government officials told CNN. "Nigeria will be happy to pledge $1 million to the hurricane disaster fund in the spirit of brotherhood," Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.

Asia
AUSTRALIA: "We're going to provide A$10 million ($7.6 million) and the bulk of that money, if not all of it, will go to the American Red Cross," said Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer. The Australian government said there may be up to 24 Australians trapped in Louisiana in the aftermath of Katrina.
CHINA: China offered $5 million in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina which devastated the Gulf Coast ahead of President Hu Jintao's U.S. visit. If needed, the Chinese government is also prepared to send rescue workers, including medical experts, officials said.
INDIA: is making a $5 million donation to the American Red Cross, Ronen Sen, Indian ambassador to the United States, said Saturday. In addition, Sen said India was willing to donate essential medicines to the relief effort.
JAPAN: Will provide $200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Japan will also identify needs in affected regions via the U.S. government and will provide up to $300,000 in emergency supplies such as tents, blankets and power generators if it receives requests for such assistance, the ministry said.
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces, responding to requests by the United States Texas Army National Guard, has sent three Chinook helicopters to Fort Polk, Louisiana, to help in relief efforts. The government said the Chinooks will help to ferry supplies and undertake airlift missions.
SOUTH KOREA: Has pledged aid and is waiting for a U.S. response, a government official said. "We have sent our intention to offer recovery aid," a Foreign Ministry official said on Friday.
SRI LANKA: Will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
TAIWAN: Has pledged more than $3 million to the relief effort.

Americas
CANADA: Offered to help in any way it can and the navy is preparing a ship full of emergency disaster relief supplies to be sent when a request comes.
CUBA: Cuban President Fidel Castro offered to fly 1,100 doctors to Houston with 26 tonnes of medicine to treat disaster victims.
MEXICO: The country is sending 15 truckloads of water, food and medical supplies via Texas and the Mexican navy has offered to send two ships, two helicopters and 15 amphibious vehicles.
VENEZUELA: President Hugo Chavez, a vocal critic of the United States, offered to send cheap fuel, humanitarian aid and relief workers to the disaster area.

Europe
EUROPEAN UNION: EU countries are ready to give the United States oil if it requests help, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Friday. But British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said this was not what the EU had in mind when it discussed how to help.
BRITAIN: British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said his country stands ready to help the United States in whatever way it can.
FRANCE: France has offered mobile help from rescue teams in the French Antilles in the Caribbean, including a civil defense detachment of 35 people, tents, camp beds, generators, motor pumps, water treatment units and emergency kits, two CASA cargo aircraft, a ship (Batral Francis Garnier) and the frigate Ventose with its Panther helicopter, and a hurricane disaster unit. France also has offered assistance from the French mainland, including several aircraft. In addition, the NGO Telecoms Sans Frontieres, which specializes in restoring phone lines and Internet service in disasters, is ready to send a team of experts and equipment. Veolia Environment, which has facilities in Louisiana, has offered to make its local water management resources available.
GERMANY: Has offered mobile units to provide clean water, military hospital facilities and medical aid.
GREECE: has offered two cruise ships to help house thousands of homeless people for several months.
ITALY: Has offered to "immediately" send aid and evacuation specialists, Italy's civil protection unit said. Authorities have prepared two military transport planes to fly amphibious vessels, pumps, generators, tents and personnel to New Orleans and other areas. They were awaiting word from U.S. officials, the unit said.
LUXEMBOURG: sending a team of five aid experts, two jeeps, 1000 camp beds and 2000 blankets.
NETHERLANDS: Will provide teams for inspecting dykes and for identifying victims if there is a formal request from the United States. It will also send a frigate from Curacao to New Orleans shortly to provide emergency assistance, the government said.
PORTUGAL: will lend 2 percent of its strategic oil reserves to the U.S. to help the hurricane-stricken country cope with supply disruptions, the finance minister said.
RUSSIA: Has offered to help with rescue efforts, but is still awaiting a reply from Washington. "Above all with heavy transport planes, which can be loaded with helicopters and generators -- as there is no electricity in the area of the catastrophe," Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said.
SPAIN: Expects to receive a formal request to release gasoline stocks to the United States and is prepared to grant it, an Industry Ministry spokesman said.
SWEDEN: The Rescue Authority said it was on stand-by to supply water purifying equipment, healthcare supplies and emergency shelters if needed.

Middle East
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Refining, a Houston-based subsidiary of state oil firm Saudi Aramco, will donate $5 million to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
IRAN: Offered to send humanitarian aid to hurricane victims, Reuters reported. "We are prepared to send our contributions to the people through the Red Crescent," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told Reuters.
IRAQ: offered to donate 200,000 disused army uniforms as clothing aid
ISREAL: sending water, tents, generators, baby formula, diapers and bedding, and a team of 25 volunteers
KUWAIT: Offered $500 million in cash and oil.
QATAR: Offered the United States $100 million to assist in the humanitarian crisis triggered by Hurricane Katrina.


So, the next time you want to bash the rest of the world because you're simply uninformed or are just blindly patriotic, refer back to this article and remember: the rest of the world DOES give a # about your nation and cares a lot about your people.



[edit on 5-9-2005 by CatHerder]




posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:24 PM
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It's worth noting that Canadian's are already there helping out.
These guys www.can-tf1.org... have already been credited with saving 30 people, as of yesterday.

More would have been there faster if they hadden't been told "No".



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:28 PM
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That was a lot of work


Canada's contribution is also discussed in this thread for future reference: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Since we are right next door it makes sense that we are already on the scene.

The three Navy Warships and the Coast Guard Ship are leaving in the next few hours I believe.
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posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:44 PM
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Great post. One of the best info threats in this part of the forums.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:52 PM
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BRITAIN: British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said his country stands ready to help the United States in whatever way it can


Just to expand on that, the UK has just sent 500,000 ration packs, which can feed 4 people each for 24 hours, thats enough food for 2 million people. Bear in mind they are military ration packs so are high in carbs and such like to keep you going longer. Plus they are rather tasty (I think so anyway!)



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:58 PM
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You have voted CatHerder for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.


Bravo... I'm glad someone put this kind of time and effort into this post to silence those who feel that the world doesnt care!

Also please note some of the countries contributing were hard hit by a disaster multiple times worse than this one - the Tsunami - which not only killed many more people, but didnt have any prior warning to allow people to evacuate... Not wanting to play down the tragic disaster that Katrina was (and still is), but asking people to spare some gratitude for these poor and recently devastated countries...

The above list shows Sri Lanka and India offering aidm and i think i read reports that Thailand and Indonesia have offered help, but i cant find anything on google so maybe i dreamt it.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by specialasianX
The above list shows Sri Lanka and India offering aidm and i think i read reports that Thailand and Indonesia have offered help, but i cant find anything on google so maybe i dreamt it.


No, you didn't dream it. And they're included in italics in the first post.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 09:07 PM
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This made me feel so good, all these countries that are offering aid for the richest country in the world. Humanity can be a wonderful thing.

Blessed Be, LGM



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by CatHerder

Originally posted by specialasianX
The above list shows Sri Lanka and India offering aidm and i think i read reports that Thailand and Indonesia have offered help, but i cant find anything on google so maybe i dreamt it.


No, you didn't dream it. And they're included in italics in the first post.


Maybe thats where i read it... I should have realised with such a comprehensive list you wouldnt have missed that out...

Good work once again... i was just reading the thread that someone posted asking where all the help was...


Here it is

I figured these two threads are kinda related so i thought i'd post that one here.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 09:50 PM
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Portugal to lend oil reserves to U.S.

SEP. 3 9:40 A.M. ET Portugal will lend 2 percent of its strategic oil reserves to the U.S. to help the hurricane-stricken country cope with supply disruptions, the finance minister said.

The 2 percent, or 60,000 metric tons (66,000 U.S. tons), amounts to 500,000 barrels of oil. Portugal will contribute with 40,000 (44,000 U.S. tons) of crude and 20,000 metric tons (22,000 U.S. tons) of gasoline, Economy Minister Manuel Pinho said in a communique Friday.

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf of Mexico coast, shutting down 1.5 million barrels per day of oil production and 2 million barrels a day of refining capacity, according to the International Energy Agency.

Read more



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by CatHerder
Middle East
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Refining, a Houston-based subsidiary of state oil firm Saudi Aramco, will donate $5 million to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
IRAN: Offered to send humanitarian aid to hurricane victims, Reuters reported. "We are prepared to send our contributions to the people through the Red Crescent," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told Reuters.
KUWAIT: Offered $500 million in cash and oil.
QATAR: Offered the United States $100 million to assist in the humanitarian crisis triggered by Hurricane Katrina.


You missed one out..IRAQ..offered to donate 200,000 disused army uniforms as clothing aid



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:43 PM
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Afghanistan has also pledged $100,000 USD in aid.

Every little bit helps.

www.abc.net.au...



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:43 PM
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Luxembourg: sending a team of five aid experts, two jeeps, 1000 camp beds and 2000 blankets.

Bangladesh: pledged $1 million and offered the services of rescuers and disaster experts.

Israel: sending water, tents, generators, baby formula, diapers and bedding, and a team of 25 volunteers.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:52 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher
Bangladesh: pledged $1 million and offered the services of rescuers and disaster experts.


oh, the irony..



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by timski

Originally posted by Regenmacher
Bangladesh: pledged $1 million and offered the services of rescuers and disaster experts.


oh, the irony..


What the hell does that mean?

I also heard France was going to give water filters for people still stuck in the area but the government said no.

Anyone have any truth in this???

[edit on 9/5/2005 by ThichHeaded]



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:03 AM
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New Zealand have said they will send their politician Winston Peters, an expert in racial issues to calm the racial divide there.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:04 AM
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I think they are going to need a little more than that guy when people have time to think about what just happened.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:14 AM
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Very uplifting to read all of that. On the majority, When things are at their very worst, people are at their very best. Thanks to all the countries who care.

It doesn't seem that everyone hates the U.S. suddenly.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by Faust
Very uplifting to read all of that. On the majority, When things are at their very worst, people are at their very best. Thanks to all the countries who care.

It doesn't seem that everyone hates the U.S. suddenly.


I speak for myself here, but I think the sentiment is shared, but we never did hate America...and we kept telling you that.

It's the stupid, brain dead, cowboy Monkey you have in the Oval Office that pisses me off!



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by timski

Originally posted by Regenmacher
Bangladesh: pledged $1 million and offered the services of rescuers and disaster experts.


oh, the irony..


Yeah isn't that mordant!~ One of the poorest nations on earth giving the richest a hand.


Originally posted by ThichHeaded
What the hell does that mean?

I also heard France was going to give water filters for people still stuck in the area but the government said no.

Anyone have any truth in this???


It means a poorest of the poor nation which has 100's of flood casualties in monsoonal floods every year, can still reach in their pockets for others.

Bangladesh: Prime Minister Khaleda Zia announced a donation of $1 million and said the government "will stand by for extending any help and support which includes sending of military, medical and construction personnel.
edition.cnn.com...

[edit on 6-9-2005 by Regenmacher]





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