One of the first countries to offer assistance. Up to four jets were placed on standby at the airport Ramenskoe near Moscow as early as August 30, including heavy Ilyushin Il-76-TDs with special evacuation equipment, medical equipment, a water-cleansing system, a rescue helicopter BK-117 and two special cars; and a passenger IL-62, which would bring 10 coordinators and 50 rescuers, as well as 6 tons of drinking water. On September 6 the Bush administration gave its approval. The jets are scheduled to land at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Has dispatched 500,000 ration packs worth EUR 3 million, to the region. Has also offered medical experts, Urban Search and Rescue equipment, Marine engineers and high-volume pumps, skilled personnel including engineers who could support recovery efforts for installations and systems, technicians, staff trained in disaster management and emergency response activities. It has also pledged to release an extra 2.2 million barrels of oil.
International response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
The number of foreigners feared dead is in the range of thousands. Only 112 foreigners have been confirmed dead and the countrywise breakup of the persons identified is given below (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).
Around $2m in aid but the government is sending additional aid, including grain and water purifiers.
$96m in government donations, plus $189m in private donations which the government has pledged to match. Two RAF planes, a C-17 and a Tristar, are helping to deliver aid to the region. Tony Blair has also offered to send 120 Ghurkas to Indonesia but this was rejected by Jakarta. Chancellor Gordon Brown is pushing a proposal for the debts of the affected nations to be frozen.
Countries around the globe have stepped forward with pledges of cash and assistance to the victims of the southern Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster.
The following is a list of contributions pledged by countries, (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT) compiled from reports by Reuters bureaux and United Nations agencies.
There are packages coming from international Aid agencies like the IMF, The Red Cross, UNEP, UNICEF and WHO.