Disasters > Tsunami > Funds pledged: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

The Asian Development Bank said on March 18 that there was a shortfall of more than $4 billion dollars between what was promised for rebuilding the countries worst-hit by the December 26 tsunami and what has been delivered.

The ADB delivered its post-tsunami analysis at an international meeting of donor countries, regional governments and aid agencies in Manila.

The earthquake-propelled waves that slammed coastlines in Asia damaged 700 kilometers (430 miles) of road in India, robbed 44 percent of Indonesia’s Aceh province residents of their livelihoods, and destroyed 100,000 homes and 65 percent of the fishing fleet in Sri Lanka.

DEFINITION: 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.


1 United States $902.00 million 2005
2 Germany $634.00 million 2005
3 Japan $500.00 million 2005
4 France $444.00 million 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $437.14 million 2005
5 Australia $431.00 million 2005
6 Canada $344.96 million 2005
7 Netherlands $312.00 million 2005
8 Norway $175.30 million 2005
9 Italy $139.00 million 2005
10 Kuwait $100.00 million 2005
11 United Kingdom $96.00 million 2005
12 Denmark $77.00 million 2005
13 Sweden $72.20 million 2005
14 Austria $65.36 million 2005
15 Finland $65.30 million 2005
16 China $63.07 million 2005
17 Taiwan $50.25 million 2005
18 New Zealand $48.00 million 2005
19 Belgium $34.00 million 2005
20 Saudi Arabia $30.00 million 2005
21 Switzerland $29.00 million 2005
22 Ireland $26.12 million 2005
23 Qatar $25.00 million 2005
24 India $23.00 million 2005
25 United Arab Emirates $20.00 million 2005
26 Greece $15.00 million 2005
27 Portugal $13.00 million 2005
28 Luxembourg $11.00 million 2005
29 Czech Republic $9.00 million 2005
30 Hong Kong $6.41 million 2005
31 Singapore $3.10 million 2005
=32 Libya $2.00 million 2005
=32 Bahrain $2.00 million 2005
=34 Poland $1,000,000.00 2005
=34 Spain $1,000,000.00 2005
36 Cyprus $370,000.00 2005
37 Bulgaria $140,000.00 2005


"Countries Compared by Disasters > Tsunami > Funds pledged. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Disasters/Tsunami/Funds-pledged

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The Asian Development Bank said on March 18 that there was a shortfall of more than $4 billion dollars between what was promised for rebuilding the countries worst-hit by the December 26 tsunami and what has been delivered.

The ADB delivered its post-tsunami analysis at an international meeting of donor countries, regional governments and aid agencies in Manila.

The earthquake-propelled waves that slammed coastlines in Asia damaged 700 kilometers (430 miles) of road in India, robbed 44 percent of Indonesia’s Aceh province residents of their livelihoods, and destroyed 100,000 homes and 65 percent of the fishing fleet in Sri Lanka.

Posted on 11 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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