Jan 19 2010
Thank goodness Barack Obama told the world last June that the United States could be seen as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” If it weren’t for that declaration, there wouldn’t be much of a show of humanitarianism from the Muslim world.
FYI: Israel has a population of approx. 7 million with approx 7 million more Jews around the world, while the Muslim world claims some 1.5 billion.
Saudi Arabia’s filthy rich oil billionaires still haven’t managed to come up with any more more than a condolence letter for Haiti. Some Muslim countries have pledged help, such as $1 million pledged from oil-rich Bahrain and Kuwait as well as Morocco. Qatar, with the third largest gas reserves and the second highest GDP per capita in the world, has dispatched 50 metric tons of aid and a whopping $100,000 to the hundreds of thousands of homeless and injured Haitians. UAE (home to the Dubai gazillionaries) sent 2 planes with tents and $500,000 worth of supplies. OIl-rich Iran sent 30 tons of food and tents but no money. LINK
Israel’s relief efforts to Haiti, include the following:
* A field hospital, the only hospital in operation, with 40 doctors, 25 nurses, paramedics, a pharmacy, a children’s ward, a radiology department, an intensive care unit, an emergency room, two operating rooms, a surgical department, an internal department and a maternity ward. The hospital can treat approximately 500 patients each day, and in addition will perform preliminary surgeries.
* A search-and-rescue team, which has rescued about five people from under the rubble.
* 220 personnel in total
* Dozens of truckloads of medical and logistical equipment LINK