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Australian Tsunami Stats

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  • 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).

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 by NGOs and public: Funds pledged by the NGOs and public of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). This list does not include corporate donations.
  • Funds pledged by NGOs and public per capita: Funds pledged by the NGOs and public of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). This list does not include corporate donations. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Funds pledged by NGOs and public, % of GDP: Funds pledged by the NGOs and public of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). This list does not include corporate donations. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP 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, % 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 AMOUNT DATE RANK
Economic impact Australian investors are expected to wipe millions off the value of insurance companies when the market reopens today, but analysts say losses for insurers could be less than$5 billion. Insurance Australia Group Ltd., Australasia 2005
Foreign tourists missing 349 2005 9th out of 37
Foreign tourists missing per million 17.11 2005 6th out of 36
Foreigners death toll 13 2005 10th out of 34
Foreigners death toll per million 0.637 2005 14th out of 33
Funds pledged $431.00 million 2005 5th out of 37
Funds pledged > Per $ GDP 0.705 per $1,000 2005 4th out of 37
Funds pledged by NGOs and public $144.40 million 2005 5th out of 24
Funds pledged by NGOs and public per capita $7.08 2005 7th out of 23
Funds pledged by NGOs and public, % of GDP 0.0209% 2005 6th out of 23
Funds pledged, % of GDP 0.0623% 2005 2nd out of 36
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
Total aid package $963.37 million 2005 3rd out of 37
Total aid package > Per $ GDP $1.57 million per $1 billion 2005 2nd out of 36
Total aid package, % of GDP 0.139% 2005 1st out of 36

SOURCES: 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, 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.; OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters; 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.; 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

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