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Japan Disasters Stats

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  • 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).
  • Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP: 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). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid per capita: 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). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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 > Economic impact: The tsunami that has devastated parts of Asia and killed more than 28,400 has affected companies, economies and markets across the globe.

    Here is a snapshot of some of the financial effects of the disaster (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).

  • 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 > 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 > Funds pledged: Funds pledged by the governments of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of September 30th 2005). The World Bank has pledged $250 million and the European Union $44 million. There have been significant amounts coming in from the UN and other aid agencies like IMF, UNDP, UNESCO, Red Cross, etc. which are not mentioned here. Private donations and collections from media campaigns are also high in many European countries, but have not been included here.
  • 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.

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Funds commited to Tsunami aid $601.00 million 2005 2nd out of 22
Funds commited to Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP 0.016 per $100 2005 11th out of 22
Funds commited to Tsunami aid per capita $4.70 2005 11th out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid $499.00 million 2005 1st out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP 0.133 per $1,000 2005 9th out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid per capita $3.91 2005 8th out of 22
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Amounts as percentages of GDP > 2003 or earlier 4,326 2004 2nd out of 29
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Donors > Government USD 500M 2004
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Pledged amounts as percentages of GDP > Aid (to 580 2004
Tsunami > Economic impact Japanese non-life insurers Millea Holdings Inc., Aioi Insurance Co. Ltd. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd. say they have not heard damages from clients yet. Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. says too early to assess impact. (Dec 28). 2005
Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing 700 2005 1st out of 37
Tsunami > Foreigners death toll 8 2005 16th out of 34
Tsunami > Foreigners death toll per million 0.0626 2005 28th out of 33
Tsunami > Funds pledged $500.00 million 2005 3rd out of 37
Tsunami > International aid packages $500m (£264m) in government donations, half of which Tokyo has promised to make available immediately in direct grants. Some 120 civilian emergency workers were sent to tsunami-hit countries. The government has also offered to help set up a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean. 2005

SOURCES: 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; 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.; Wikipedia: Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; BBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Rediff, The Herald Sun, The Indian Express and The Reuters; BBC, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Reuters, US State Department, CBC News, http://www.stuff.co.nz/ and CNN; 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.; OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters; BBC, Alert net by Reuters, Sify news and The Age

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