Earthquake in Pakistan :: Donations so far…

The following countries or organizations have pitched in for support. Thank you all.

United States of America
Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, said the United States will provide $100,000 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development. US $ 100,000 amounts to approximately Rs 6,000,000. That is not even peanuts. I am still bewildered as to why or how America donate so small a figure. Maybe Katrina and Rita DID do them in bad!

Germany
The German Embassy in Islamabad was making available 4 million Pakistani rupees, about $67,000,

13 Comments so far

  1. Kathy K (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 7:12 pm

    When the US sends aid, they usually send a preliminary amount first; then raise it. The legislature has to approve major aid expenditures, so the first amount is always out of pre-approved ‘discretionary funds’- which are a bit low at the moment due to our own recent hurricanes, plus aid sent to other places with recent disasters.


  2. saba (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 8:27 pm

    According to the BBC website:

    INTERNATIONAL AID
    EU: $3.6m
    Australia: $380,000
    UK: $177,000 and 60-strong team
    US: $100,000
    China: 49 rescuers, dogs, 17 tons of equipment
    Japan: 50 rescue workers
    Russia: 30 rescuers, sniffer dogs, special equipment
    Germany: $60,000

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4323008.stm


  3. Darwaish (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 11:01 pm

    the most generous donation has come form Ireland.. surprisingly.. its 1.2 million dollars ..


  4. Saniya Khan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 8:55 am

    Shame on the Arab Muslim World who are so stingy in donating to their muslim brother Pakistan. When it comes for work in specialized areas and extra help its always Pakistani brotherhood. But now where is the monetary help? They will remain in the shoes of the west and polish them with their millions of $. Pity their self-esteem as what the respect the west has given them as they did not show any honor in giving the genuine in need. Wake Up!!Arab Muslims Pakistan needs money not in thousands but in millions.


  5. Saniya Khan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 8:57 am

    Shame on the Arab Muslim World who are so stingy in donating to their muslim brother Pakistan. When it comes for work in specialized areas and extra help its always Pakistani brotherhood. But now where is the monetary help? They will remain in the shoes of the west and polish them with their millions of $. Pity their self-esteem as what the respect the west has given them as they did not show any honor in giving the genuine in need. Wake Up!!Arab Muslims Pakistan needs money not in thousands but in millions.


  6. Saniya Khan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 8:58 am

    Shame on the Arab Muslim World who are so stingy in donating to their muslim brother Pakistan. When it comes for work in specialized areas and extra help its always Pakistani brotherhood. But now where is the monetary help? They will remain in the shoes of the west and polish them with their millions of $. Pity their self-esteem as what the respect the west has given them as they did not show any honor in giving the genuine in need. Wake Up!!Arab Muslims Pakistan needs money not in thousands but in millions.


  7. exciton (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 10:22 pm

    This wiki page lists the International Response to the earthquake relief efforts.


  8. exciton (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 11:13 pm

    The total US aid amount has been raised to USD 50 million.

    Though frustration my be natural, but a more patient (and prudent) approach is advisable. Our Arab/Muslim brethern are participating in relief efforts and the news and details are coming out. For instance, Saudi Arabian government has established an air-bridge to provide a steady stream of aid.

    Checkout the wiki page for additional details.


  9. Anonymous (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 3:07 am

    $50 Million….Not bad since Pakistan only donated $1m for Katrina to the Red Cross..which will probaly come back to aid themselves.


  10. Gerg (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 6:18 pm

    From the news articles on the net and elsewhere, Pakistan appears to be suffering from a backlash in that donations appear to be relatively modest. The people of Pakistan may wonder how a third world country can afford such a large military, nuclear arms program etc. I would also suggest that a lot of the reports on Pakistan in the media portray negative images, terrorism, women’s rights it is no wonder that westerners do not seem interested in their plight.


  11. Najam Saqib (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 1:36 am

    Salaam,
    In this instance let us see/read the ayahs regarding the exchange between Houd-(alaihis-salaam) and his people-(Aad), who persisted in calling on ALLAH with false-(jahilliyah) names, – this is noted in Quran-Majeed’s surah al’Aaraf, ayahs 7:70-72.

    70. They said : “Hast come unto us that we should serve ALLAH alone, and forsake what our fathers worshipped? Then bring upon us that wherewith thou threaten us if thou art of the truthful” ! 71. He (Houd) said : “Terror and wrath from your Lord have already fallen on you. Would ye wrangle with me over names which ye named, ye and your fathers, for which no sanction from ALLAH hath been revealed ? Then wait (the consequence). Lo ! I (also) am of those awaiting (it)”. 72. And WE saved him and those with him by Mercy from Us, and We cut the root of those who denied our Revelations and were not believers.

    That is the immediate punishment for wrongdoing: drowning, fire, earthquakes, destruction, famine, raging wind…. “And the torment of the hereafter is far more severe and more lasting.” (20:127)

    Therefore forget ‘god’ and ‘khuda’ which are false and foul names used by the ignorants and kafirs, so remember and call only on “ALLAAH”.
    Salaam.


  12. sabina qazi (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 6:58 pm

    I find it fascinating how the West deems it right to criticise us even at this point. The worst disaster in the last 100 years has taken place, instead of being human and reacting with sympathy it is yet again ‘oh so important’ to point out that we’r a nuclear power and that we protray a negative image of ourselves. Forgive us for being honest. Forgive us for suffering right now and needing help.


  13. Irfan (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 1:48 am

    UAE US$ 100million + Two hospitals in Muzzaffarabad and Abbotabad
    Kuwait US$ 100million
    Saudi Arabia 500 million Riyal (133 million US$) + 6 daily flights of relief goods.
    I am in Saudi Arabia and the general public (not Pakistani) response in the way of donations is overwhelming.
    We are indebted to you-our Arab Muslim brothers.



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