Jan 16 2010
Haiti earthquake pledges by county. Silence from the Persian Gulf States.
I posted this story on Jan. 14th: where-are-the-pledges-of-aid-for-haiti-from-all-the-oil-rich-arab-gulf-nations
Tracking the ever-increasing pledges of financial aid and other assistance for quake-stricken Haiti is a difficult business, but the UN’sOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is attempting to do just that. The OCHA has the tricky task of trying to orchestrate the efforts of the dozens of aid agencies either in Haiti or on their way there.
Its list of donors tracks both monetary sums and donations in the form of assistance and equipment, both from governments and corporations. However, it does not cover the millions of pounds of private donations pouring into appeals such as that launched in the UK by the Disasters Emergency Committee – where you can also make a donation. UK GUARDIAN
Country/ organisation – Funding-Committed/Uncommited US Dollars
Private (individuals & organisations) 135,430,093
World Bank (emergency loan) 100,000,000
Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) 10,000,000
UN & agencies 10,000,000
European Commission 4,329,000
New Zealand 1,000,000
Russian Federation 700,000
Czech Rep 288,600
Inter-American Development Bank 200,000
South Africa 134,904
Meanwhile, the tiny country of Israel pepares to build a field hospital in Haiti.
Brigadier General Dr. Nachman Ash describes the field hospital that the Israeli medical corps is preparing. Emergency supplies are then shown being prepared for their journey to Haiti. Medical equipment, uniforms, blankets, and other goods are organized for the two week field hospital that will be built to provide disaster relief by the Israeli army.
First baby born at Israel’s field hospital in Haiti was named ‘Israel’ by the mother.
The IDF field hospital is currently the largest operating in Port-au-Prince. It has a staff of over 40 doctors, with different specialists, nurses, paramedics and features a maternity ward, ICU, pediatrics unit, internal medicine department, a pharmacy, and operating rooms. The hospital can treat up to 500 patients a day.