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  • 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.
  • Funds pledged > Per $ GDP: 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. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Funds pledged per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Funds pledged, % of GDP: 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. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • 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.

  • Total aid package: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised.
  • Total aid package > Per $ GDP: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1 billion of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Total aid package per capita: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Total aid package, % of GDP: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
STAT Canada India
Funds pledged $344.96 million
Ranked 6th. 15 times more than India
$23.00 million
Ranked 24th.
Funds pledged > Per $ GDP 0.337 per $1,000
Ranked 10th. 48 times more than India
0.007 per $1,000
Ranked 34th.
Funds pledged per capita $10.68
Ranked 10th. 523 times more than India
$0.02
Ranked 35th.
Funds pledged, % of GDP 0.0304%
Ranked 8th. 11 times more than India
0.00276%
Ranked 31st.
International aid packages Given $66m in <a href=/cat/Government>government</a> donations, plus at least $29m raised in private donations with a <a href=/cat/Government>government</a> commitment to match every dollar donated by the public. <a href=/encyclopedia/Ottawa,-Ontario>Ottawa</a> has already placed a moratorium on debt from the affected countries. It is also deploying its highly-specialised Disaster <a href=/encyclopedia/September_11,_2001_Terrorist_Attack/Assistance>Assistance</a> Response Team to <a href=/country/ce>Sri Lanka</a>. The <a href=/country/in>Indian</a> <a href=/cat/Military>military</a> is staging its biggest relief operation ever in <a href=/country/ce>Sri Lanka</a>, the <a href=/country/mv>Maldives</a> and <a href=/country/id>Indonesia</a>. This involves at least 16,000 troops, 32 navy ships, 41 aircraft including at least 16 helicopters, several medical teams and a mobile hospital. The air force has so far lifted 10,000 tonnes of relief supplies.
Total aid package $500.45 million
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than India
$183.00 million
Ranked 9th.
Total aid package > Per $ GDP $489,198.00 per $1 billion
Ranked 12th. 9 times more than India
$55,137.10 per $1 billion
Ranked 31st.
Total aid package per capita $15.49
Ranked 12th. 95 times more than India
$0.16
Ranked 33th.
Total aid package, % of GDP 0.0441%
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than India
0.0219%
Ranked 17th.

SOURCES: OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters; OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. 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. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; BBC, Alert net by Reuters, Sify news and The Age; Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters; Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. 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, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

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