Monday, August 23, 2010

Major Donors to Pakistan Flood Relief as of 23-August-2010

The following major commitments and contributions to the Pakistan Flood Relief are extracted from OCHA's Financial Tracking Service report on Total Humanitarian Assistance per Donor as of August 23, 2010. 

WaPo reported that the slow motion response to the appeal for assistance prompted criticisms of many of Pakistan's closest allies, including China and Saudi Arabia. S/RAP Richard Holbrooke is quoted in the WaPo piece:
"I think the Chinese should step up to the plate," Holbrooke said. "They always say Pakistan is their closest ally." 


The United States top the list with total commitments/contributions/pledges of over $160 million, followed by Saudi Arabia whose commitment and pledges to the relief effort now total $105 million ($5m of this is in cash, with the rest in the form of relief goods according to The Guardian).  A few more rich Muslim countries have came forward with assistance but only Saudi Arabia has made it to the top major donors. 

Meanwhile, China, who this past week was reported to have overtaken Japan as the world's second largest economy, and is considered by Pakistanis as an "all weather friend unlike the USA" according to a retired Pakistani ambassador and army general managed to contribute some $9 million to the relief effort.





Top 10 Donors
Funding
% of Grand Total
Uncommitted Pledges USD
United States
102,062,529
20.8 %
60,000,000
Saudi Arabia
65,290,000
13.3 %
40,000,000
United Kingdom
64,764,977
13.2 %
43,250,328
European Commission
54,154,652
11.0 %
39,318,480
Australia
31,616,981
6.4 %
225,836
Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
16,595,962
3.4 %
10,000,000
Norway
14,810,658
3.0 %
0
Japan
14,440,000
2.9 %
0
Private (individuals & organisations)
12,589,619
2.6 %
69,733,824
Germany
12,440,190
2.5 %
20,325,210
Other donors
Turkey
11,767,027
2.4 %
0
China
9,262,089
1.9 %
0
Kuwait
5,000,000
1.0 %
0
Oman
5,000,000
1.0%
0
Morocco
2,000,000
0.4 %
0
United Arab Emirates
1,519,482
0.3 %
5,000,000
Afghanistan
1,000,000
0.2 %
0
Indonesia
1,000,000
0.2 %
0
Malaysia
1,000,000
0.2 %
0
Qatar
400,000
0.1 %
0

See the full list of donors here:



1 comment:

Khan said...

we are running a welfare society named,"Minority Welfare Society (Regd. By Govt Of Pakistan)" for the development and rehabilitation of the flood effected people of nowshera district. Now we are facing many problems and difficulties. We need help. Please help us and save our souls.

Chairman,
Javed Chohan
Minority Welfare Society (Regd.PK)
Madina Colony Phase-1, Nowshera Cantt, Pakistan
email: mws_nsr@yahoo.com