Google+ WTN Haiti Partnership: International Aid Update

Friday, January 29, 2010

International Aid Update

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.

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.

CYPRUS: $141,000 in aid.

CZECH REPUBLIC: $1.1 million in aid pledged.

DENMARK: $9.67 million in aid.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: $11.4 million in aid.

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.

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. 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.

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.

RUSSIA: Has sent 138 emergency workers and doctors and five transport
planes to deliver aid.

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.

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.

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

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
sent in by Amy Bonk-Chanin

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