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A look at foreign quake aid for Haiti

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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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Governments have pledged nearly $1 billion in aid to Haiti, according to an Associated Press estimate, including $575 million from the European Union's 27 nations. Those promises include:

AUSTRALIA: $13.8 million in aid pledged.

AUSTRIA: $1.9 million to United Nations and international aid organizations.

BRAZIL: $19 million in aid pledged. Eighteen flights have delivered 200 tons of aid including food, water, tents, medicine, a hospital and medical equipment. Forty-six medical doctors and nurses have been sent, along with 50 firefighters who specialize in search and rescue using search dogs. Nearly 1,300 Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers are working in rescue operations.

BRITAIN: $33 million in aid. A 64-member search and rescue team is on the ground.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: $80,000 in aid.

CAMBODIA: $50,000 in aid from the government; $10,000 from Cambodian Red Cross.

CANADA: $130 million in aid pledged. So far, Canadians have privately contributed more than $39 million and Ottawa will match those funds. Some 2,000 military personnel, including two warships.

CHAD: $500,000 in aid.

CHILE: 15 tons of food and medicine, search and rescue team, 20 doctors.

CHINA: $4.2 million in aid pledged. Deployed a 60-member rescue team to the island, including search and rescue specialists with sniffer dogs and monitoring equipment, medics, and seismological experts.

COLOMBIA: $900,000 in aid pledged through Colombian Red Cross. $1 million in food, water, tents and medical supplies sent. Colombia's air force has flown in more than 200 rescue and medical workers and 18 sniffer dogs.

CONGO: $2.5 million in aid.

COSTA RICA: Engineers, health workers, disaster experts.

CROATIA: $137,000 from the government and a similar amount donated from citizens to the Red Cross.

CUBA: 30 doctors.

CYPRUS: $141,000 in aid.

CZECH REPUBLIC: $1.1 million in aid pledged.

DENMARK: $13.30 million in aid.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: $11.4 million in aid.

ESTONIA: $355,000 in aid.

FINLAND: $5 million in aid. Aid groups collect $2 million in private donations. Finnish Red Cross and Finn Church Aid providing medical staff and supplies, shelter, provisions, and water.

FRANCE: $28.6 million in aid pledged, plus more than 500 personnel, especially rescue workers, and 61 tons (55 metric tons) of supplies. Dispatched Francis Garnier, a ship that specializes in humanitarian missions, and three military transport planes.

GERMANY: $14.28 million in aid pledged by government. $25.56 million donated by private citizens.


GREECE: 25 doctors and rescue workers, food aid and 23.5 tons of medical, surgical and pharmaceutical supplies.

GRENADA: $215,000 in aid.

GUATEMALA: Rescue team.

HUNGARY: $140,000 within an aid program coordinated by the EU, plus three medical teams and three search dogs.

ICELAND: Search and rescue team.

INDIA: $5 million in aid.

ISRAEL: Established field hospital, sent some 150 doctors and rescue workers and 10 tons (9 metric tons) of medical equipment.

ITALY: $8.14 million as part of $131.37 million in emergency aid from EU member states. Separately it is donating $2.57 million to international groups to help children in Haiti. A field hospital that can treat 150 patients a day has been airlifted in.

JAPAN: $5 million in aid, plus $330,000 in emergency supplies. One 24-member civilian medical team on the ground, sending 110-member military team of medical and other personnel via a Japanese C-130 transport plane.

LIBERIA: $50,000 in aid.

MACEDONIA: $130,000 in aid. Medical doctors, tents, emergency supplies.

MEXICO: Rescue team.

NEW ZEALAND: $1.4 million in government funding for relief efforts plus $1.3 million collected by nongovernment groups.

NETHERLANDS: Public pledges $57 million in aid and the government has said it will match. Government sent two military ships to assist with reconstruction, and a plane with search-and-rescue teams and sniffer dogs.

NORWAY: $17.5 million in aid earmarked for the World Food Program, Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and other aid organizations. The country's Red Cross and other aid organizations have raised at least $6.4 million for the country. Norway's Red Cross has donated 100 hospital beds, medical equipment, an ambulance and tents that will house as many as 2,000 displaced Haitians.

PERU: Two planes with 50 tons of aid, mainly food; two field hospitals.

PORTUGAL: Around $860,000 from private donations. The government has sent a military transport plane with more than 20 emergency rescue workers and sniffer dogs, as well as medical equipment and water.

RUSSIA: Has sent 145 emergency workers, a mobile air hospital, doctors and five transport planes to deliver aid. Provided emergency psychological treatment.

SENEGAL: $1 million in aid. President Abdoulaye Wade has said he would give a region of Senegal to Haitians wishing to move to Africa. He argued that because Haiti was settled by African slaves they are owed a right of return. The eccentric proposal was met with criticism by many who say the government is not even able to house its own people.

SERBIA: $100,000 in aid.

SIERRA LEONE: $100,000 in aid. The government has also offered to send police, soldiers and medical teams.

SLOVENIA: $70,000 in aid, and has sent tents worth $98,000.

SOUTH AFRICA: $135,000 in aid, and has sent a search-and-rescue team and plans to send forensic experts to help identify bodies.

SOUTH KOREA: $10 million in aid from government, aid agencies, religious groups and business companies, plus relief workers.

SPAIN: $8.56 million in emergency aid disbursed, sending 450 troops, 50 doctors, technicians and specialists.

SRI LANKA: $25,000 in aid and 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of tea for the victims.

SWEDEN: $25.6 million to organizations working in Haiti, including the U.N. and E.U.

TAIWAN: $5 million in aid. Dispatched a team of 23 rescue personnel and 33 medical staff.

THAILAND: $120,000 in aid; 20,000 tons (18,000 metric tons) of rice.

TURKEY: $1 million in aid, and has sent 30 tons of relief supplies including 200 tents, 20 tons of food and 10 tons of medicine, 2 health screening vehicles, health ministry personnel and four rescue teams.




posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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UNITED STATES: $130 million in aid, according to USAID. Has sent about 12,000 military personnel so far, 265 government medical personnel, 18 Navy and Coast Guard ships, 49 helicopters and seven cargo planes to assist in aid delivery, support and evacuations. Is managing operations at the Port-au-Prince airport.

VENEZUELA: 679 tons (616 metric tons) of food and 127 tons (116 metric tons) of equipment, including water purification systems, electrical generators and heavy equipment for moving rubble. 225,000 barrels of diesel fuel and gasoline is on its way, and the Venezuela-led Bolivarian Alternative trade bloc also sent two ships carrying 5,248 tons (4,761 metric tons) of food aid. Search and rescue team.

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INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: $200 million pledged.

WORLD BANK: $100 million pledged.

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: More than 250,000 ready-to-eat rations delivered. More than 10 million to arrive within the next week.

macedoniaonline.eu...



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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You know what I see in your thread? Not how much one nation has given over another and what. I see a multitude of nations races and diverse cultures from around the world coming together in unity to help our fellow human being in desperate need. This gives us hope for the future if anything else. This speaks volumes to me.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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Even small nations that one would think had nothing to offer are giving.
Maybe there is hope for humanity? Will Haiti be able to be rebuilt with a sustainable economy? Will the nations of the world help them to lift themselves up by their bootstaps or will they be ok only until they use up all the disaster relief?



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir

CONGO: $2.5 million in aid.


That's a lot of money from such a impoverished country, whichever of the two Congos that is...

What I liked the most was:



SRI LANKA: $25,000 in aid and 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of tea for the victims.


It's like saying hey, we don't have much money, but we'll send you what we can, we want to help.


I'm so happy so many countries and people helped, each according to their possibilities...

I've had it with all the people who are being negative and finding all sorts of conspiracies. If at least 10% of what I've donated reaches the people of Haiti and buys one meal or bottle of water or pain killer or blanket, it's still better than nothing. It means it was not in vain.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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The nations´aid list is far from being complete.
The aid figures are far behind reality.

A fund-raising show on Germany´s ZDF-TV-Channel on Wednesday alone,
for instance, harvested pledges from spectators of 18 million € (25 million $).



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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Where is Iran on this list?

Where is Saudi Arabia?

Where is Kuwait?

Where is Jordan?

Where is Syria?

Anybody see a pattern here?



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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Kowait: The Kuwaiti government made a US$1M donation to the Kuwait Red Crescent Society for distribution to the Haiti relief effort.

Lebanon: A contingent of Lebanese aid workers will head to Haiti shortly with medical supplies and tents.

Palestine: In the Palestinian territory of Gaza, money, food and clothes was collected and donated to the Red Cross for the Haiti relief efforts.

Pakistan: PM Gilani on Monday directed the Cabinet Division to immediately provide relief assistance in the form of 3000 tents/blankets and eight tons medicines to help the earthquake affected people of Haiti.

Qatar: Qatar sent a 26-member rescue team and C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft loaded with 50 tons of relief materials.

Syria: Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mikdad, in a January 19 meeting with Honorary Consulate of Haiti in Syria, stated that the Syrian government will work with national and international humanitarian organizations as part of the relief effort.[67] A Syrian plane with 30 tons of humanitarian aid was sent to Haiti on orders from the president.

United arab emirate: The United Arab Emirates announced it would set up a relief air bridge to take humanitarian supplies to Haiti. The nation’s charitable organizations—including the Khalifa Charity Foundation, Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian and Charitable Works, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation—announced the coordination of additional humanitarian relief efforts.

Jordan: King Abdullah II of Jordan sent two humanitarian aid aircrafts carrying relief items and a makeshift military field hospital to Haiti.

See a patern here?



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:26 PM
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CANADA: $130 million in aid pledged. So far, Canadians have privately contributed more than $39 million and Ottawa will match those funds. Some 2,000 military personnel, including two warships.


That makes me proud as a Canadian. Not bad for 30 million of us eh?

Also we gave them our only two ships HA



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Woah..

Palestine GAVE aid? That's amazing considering what they have to put up with themselves..

This is a pleasing read, everyone around the world seems to be pitching in.

The UK is also dispatching an RFA supply ship laden with over 5,000 tons of aid which should be there come the end of the month. I can only hope this not only alleviates the immediate suffering, but helps them finally get their house in order once the disaster has passed.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:37 PM
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Nope.

But I do see the somewhat dubious motive for your post.




posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by Carseller4
 


Nope.

But I do see the somewhat dubious motive for your post.



My blind hate for Muslims, made me take for granted that the OP's list was complete, without doing any other research. Sorry!



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by Hack28

CANADA: $130 million in aid pledged. So far, Canadians have privately contributed more than $39 million and Ottawa will match those funds. Some 2,000 military personnel, including two warships.


That makes me proud as a Canadian. Not bad for 30 million of us eh?

Also we gave them our only two ships HA


Um

If you empty those ships out fast , we will fill them with beer, and send

them back, maybe a little bacon too.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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Haiti needs a real government that really works so they can pass earthquake building codes into law. After this mess they should not be building anything that can not withstand a 7.0 earthquake. It may cost more but in the long run the buildings will last longer and be safer. They are living on a fault line!

It has to turn around for Haiti, the international community should demand it because more earthquakes will happen there.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 06:56 PM
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Im looking at this list and all the poornations are giving what they can, and thats a good thing.

One thing that saddens me though.
China. I mean really?
a lowsy 4.2 mil? The largest population in the world can only shell out 4.2 mil? Pathetic.
Canada has you beat, Brazil has you beat,DENMARK has you beat, SK has you beat..SAD.
Kind of disappointed in Russia as well.

Im proud of you Canada! Glad to have you as neighbors.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by Common Good
Im looking at this list and all the poornations are giving what they can, and thats a good thing.

One thing that saddens me though.
China. I mean really?
a lowsy 4.2 mil? The largest population in the world can only shell out 4.2 mil? Pathetic.
Canada has you beat, Brazil has you beat,DENMARK has you beat, SK has you beat..SAD.
Kind of disappointed in Russia as well.

Im proud of you Canada! Glad to have you as neighbors.



Where is China, where is France, where is Iran? some Americans really like to point their fingers at others. Actually, EU donated more than US, and not just this time, but every time.

BTW, US donated only 0.5 million to China earthquake, just a tiny fraction of other countries, so what's your opinion ??

And if you read some other analysis, to keep Haitian in Haiti is probably the main reason of the sudden generosity of US.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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This is complete and updated list of humanitarian aid to Haiti as of 23 Jan 10. Please take a look at it carefully, it will give you all insight into how much and where monies are coming from (incl. Country, Corp., Private, etc.) Much more in-depth than what has been sourced in this thread, to date.

Document A - the first PDF.

ReliefWeb Haiti



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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An encouraging update from Haiti's ongoing recovery:

200 wells have been dug.



hashaiti.blogspot.com...



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 06:50 AM
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Great efforts from around the globe
I was suprised to see Cambodia contributing to the funds.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 07:31 AM
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This article is wonderful to see, how other countries contribute when the need is there.

A little off topic, but it just goes to show how the whole world seems messed up, but people do care.

Other countries even contributed aid to the US after hurricain Katrina. How many people would have thunk it!

en.wikipedia.org...

Her's the real shocker. The US even got aid from Afghanistan! Read the list, the US got money, and offers of assistance from some of the poorest countries in the world!



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