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  • 2004 Boxing day tsunami > Donations: Donations made by public and various NGO's around the world in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the consequent tsunami. Figures do not include corporate donations.
  • 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Citizens who died abroad: Nationals of countries not directly affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami, who died or went missing in this natural disaster.
  • 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Citizens who died abroad per million people: Nationals of countries not directly affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami, who died or went missing in this natural disaster. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Funds commited to Tsunami aid: Total amount of funds commited to Tsunami aid. Fund commitments refer to the amount of money governments have officially set aside for Tsunami relief. Funds pledged (click here to view the statistic) refers to the amount countries have publicly announced they would contribute. Hence, pledges can often fall far short of the final commitment.
  • Funds commited to Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP: Total amount of funds commited to Tsunami aid. Fund commitments refer to the amount of money governments have officially set aside for Tsunami relief. Funds pledged (click here to view the statistic) refers to the amount countries have publicly announced they would contribute. Hence, pledges can often fall far short of the final commitment. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 100 $ gross domestic product.
  • Funds commited to Tsunami aid per capita: Total amount of funds commited to Tsunami aid. Fund commitments refer to the amount of money governments have officially set aside for Tsunami relief. Funds pledged (click here to view the statistic) refers to the amount countries have publicly announced they would contribute. Hence, pledges can often fall far short of the final commitment. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid: Amount of funds (in US Dollars) committed to emergency aid. Emergency aid commitments refers to the amount of money governments have officially contributed and have quickly dispersed for emergency Tsunami relief. This amount is taken out of the total aid commitment (click here to view the total Tsunami aid commitment statistic).
  • Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Donors > Government: Donations made by governments around the world in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the consequent tsunami.
  • Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing: Number of foreign tourists visiting the tsunami hit areas who are not reachable, (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).
  • Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing per million: Number of foreign tourists visiting the tsunami hit areas who are not reachable, (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Foreigners death toll: 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).
  • Tsunami > Foreigners death toll per million: 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). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Tsunami > International aid packages: 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.

  • Tsunami aid commitments as a percent of pledges: Percentages of Tsunami aid committed out of the aid originally pledged. For example, if a percentage on this statistic is above 50%, this means the country in question contributed over 50% of the amount of Tsunami aid it originally promised.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
2004 Boxing day tsunami > Donations AUD 280M 2004
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Citizens who died abroad 26 Missing 2004 8th out of 28
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Citizens who died abroad per million people 1.29 Missing 2004 11th out of 27
Funds commited to Tsunami aid $193.00 million 2005 5th out of 22
Funds commited to Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP 0.032 per $100 2005 6th out of 22
Funds commited to Tsunami aid per capita $9.46 2005 5th out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid $99.00 million 2005 5th out of 22
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Amounts as percentages of GDP > 2003 or earlier 518.4 2004 10th out of 29
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Donors > Government AUD 1.377bn (see below) (USD 1.099bn) 2004
Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing 349 2005 9th out of 37
Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing per million 17.11 2005 6th out of 36
Tsunami > Foreigners death toll 13 2005 10th out of 34
Tsunami > Foreigners death toll per million 0.637 2005 14th out of 33
Tsunami > International aid packages The government has raised its offer of aid to $815 million over a five-year period. Half of this sum is in bilateral loans. Prime Minister, John Howard has been sceptical about supporting the debt relief initiative being pushed by other wealthy countries. Donations from the Australian public total $88m. About 350 military staff, four military helicopters, a troop transport ship, a military health support team and a water purification plant are being sent to Indonesia, as well as a team of volunteer medical professionals. 2005
Tsunami aid commitments as a percent of pledges 44.7% 2005 15th out of 16

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (Countries that lost citizens while abroad); Wikipedia: Countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (Countries that lost citizens while abroad). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; OECD, October, 2005.; OECD, October, 2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; OECD, October 2005; Wikipedia: Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; BBC, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Reuters, US State Department, CBC News, http://www.stuff.co.nz/ and CNN; BBC, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Reuters, US State Department, CBC News, http://www.stuff.co.nz/ and CNN. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs and French deputy foreign minister Renaud Muselier; BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs and French deputy foreign minister Renaud Muselier. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; BBC, Alert net by Reuters, Sify news and The Age; OECD, October, 2005.

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