Who's giving the most aid to Haiti?
Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 8:52 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:33 a.m.
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.
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: $50,000 in aid.
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.
CONGO: $2.5 million in aid.
CROATIA: $137,000 from the government and a similar amount donated from citizens to the Red Cross.
CZECH REPUBLIC: $1.1 million in aid pledged.
DENMARK: $9.67 million in aid.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: $11.4 million in aid.
GERMANY: $14.28 million in aid pledged by government. $25.56 million donated by private citizens.
GRENADA: $215,000 in aid.
HUNGARY: $140,000 within an aid program coordinated by the EU, plus three medical teams and three search dogs.
INDIA: $5 million in aid.
ISRAEL: Established field hospital, sent some 150 doctors and rescue workers and 10 tons (nine 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. A medical team has been sent on a Japanese military transport plane.
LIBERIA: $50,000 in aid.
NETHERLANDS: $2.86 million in aid from the Dutch government, which has pledged to double the amount raised by the public. So far the appeal has raised $9.28 million. A Dutch plane with search and rescue team and sniffer dogs has been sent.
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 $4.5 million for the country.
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.
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.
SIERRA LEONE: $100,000 in aid. The government has also offered to send police, soldiers and medical teams.
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.
SPAIN: $8.56 million in emergency aid disbursed.
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 of rice.
UNITED STATES: $130 million in aid, according to USAID. Has sent more than 11,200 military personnel, 265 government medical personnel, five Navy ships, five Coast Guard cutters and seven cargo planes to assist in aid delivery, support and evacuations. Has delivered more than 90,000 pounds of aid and supplies and 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
WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: More than 250,000 ready-to-eat rations delivered. More than 10 million to arrive within the next week.
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