The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan has prompted an outpouring of pledges of aid from the international community. So far:
- AUSTRALIA has announced a $10 million package, including medical personnel and non-food items such as tarpaulins, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, water containers and hygiene kits.
- BRITAIN announced a six million pound ($9.6 million) package including aid for up to 500,000 people including temporary shelter, water, plastic sheeting and household items.
- NEW ZEALAND will give NZ$2.15 million in aid.
- JAPAN is to send a 25-strong emergency medical relief team.
- INDONESIA is to dispatch aircraft and logistical aid including personnel, drinking water, food, generators, antibiotics and other medication.
- The UNITED STATES has sent a team of about 90 Marines and sailors, part of a first wave of promised U.S. military assistance. The U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID) is sending emergency shelter and hygiene materials expected to arrive early this week. It is sending 55 tons of emergency food to feed 20,000 children and 15,000 adults for up to five days. The U.S. EMBASSY is sending $100,000 for water and sanitation support.
- The EUROPEAN COMMISSION said it would provide 3 million euros ($4 million) to help worst-affected areas.
- CHINA will give a total of $200,000 in cash in aid.
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