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    South Asia Tsunami Donations

    What Goverments Have Pledged:

    1. $0.13M African Union
    2. $0.14M Slovenia
    3. $0.30M Slovekia
    4. $0.35M Hungary
    5. $0.42M Poland
    6. $1.61M Turkey
    7. $2.57M Algeria
    8. $2.57M Libya
    9. $2.57M UAE
    10. $2.57M Venezuela
    11. $2.70M Kuwait
    12. $3.49M Austria
    13. $3.49M Ireland
    14. $3.98M Singapore
    15. $4.62M New Zealand
    16. $6.42M South Korea
    17. $6.74M Taiwan
    18. $7.86M Finland
    19. $12.84M Saudi Arabia
    20. $13.97M Portugal
    21. $21.23M Norway
    22. $30.58M Switzerland
    23. $32.10M Qatar
    24. $34.94M Germany
    25. $42.38M Canada
    26. $43.66M Netherlands
    27. $52.41M EU
    28. $60.00M Australia
    29. $70.48M Denmark
    30. $72.15M France
    31. $77.59M China
    32. $87.35M Spain
    33. $102.74M Sweden
    34. $122.00 M Italy
    35. $321.05M World Bank
    36. $449.47M USA
    37. $642.10M Japan

    TOTAL = $ 2.4 billions

    It is noted that certain countries eg 7,8,9,11,19 are not that generous.

    Wonder why ??

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    The DAP PJ Action Team

    Dear Friends,

    The Tsunami victims are in great pain in many, many ways... they have lost their loved ones, lost their homes - practically everything! We can do our small part to ease their suffering by contributing in kind.

    The DAP PJ Action Team are working together with The High Commission of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Airlines and The Embassy of Indonesia as well as other organizations to collect clothes, food, medicine and other essential items to be sent to as many victims as possible in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia - the most badly affected countries. If we are able to collect a lot more, the extra items will then be channeled to Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives, etc.

    To help you decide what to contribute, please refer to the following list :

    1. Tents, blankets, linen, etc.
    2. Food (canned or dry)
    3. Water purification tablets (approximately 2 million)
    4. Wheat flour, pulses (peas, dhall), rice
    5. Intravenous infusions (saline and dextrose)
    6. Portable generator

    7. Medication

    (a) Fever

    · Paracetamol
    · Disprin


    (b) Diarrhoea

    · Furoxone
    · Selexid
    · Ciprofloxacin


    (c) Vomiting

    · Domperone
    · Motilium

    (d) Dehydration

    · Jeewani
    · Rehydin

    (e) Cough Syrup

    · Corex D
    · Chericoff
    · Ascoril
    · Piriton (syrup and tablets)
    · Cetrizet tablet

    (f) Antibiotics

    · Amoxyl
    · Ceporex
    · Flagyl

    (g) CVS

    · TNT
    · Atnol
    · Lasix
    · Diltiazm
    · Losartan

    (h) Diabetic Drugs

    · Daonil
    · Metformin

    (i) Sedative Medicine

    · Diazapam

    (j) Plasters
    (k) Bandages
    (l) Cotton Wool
    (m) Savlon
    (n) Betadine Lotion
    (o) Saline.

    As soon as the volunteers from the Airlines and Embassy complete filling up one container, that container will be dispatched immediately.

    Please send your contributions FAST - Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! The faster you deliver, the quicker the poor victims will receive these essential items! Especially for those up north - it's winter... it is a matter of saving lives...

    Collection Centre - DAP PJ Action Team
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    THANK YOU and May You Be Blessed for generously donating to this good cause!
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    Re: South Asia Tsunami Donations

    Aid Pledges by Muslim Governments

    Country Amount ($AUS)

    1. Qatar $32.2m
    2. UAE $25.68m
    3. Kuwait $12.9m
    4. Saudi Arabia $12.9m
    5. Bahrain $2.6m
    6. Libya $2.6m
    7. Turkey $1.6m
    8. Brunei $ 0 m
    9. Iran $ 0 m

    TOTAL = $90.48m

    SOURCE: REUTERS
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    5 January 2005

    “Wealthy Arabs give little aid to victims”
    by Karen Middleton

    The rich oil states of the Persian Gulf and the sultanate of Brunei were yesterday accused by fellow Muslims of miserly indifference towards tsunami diaster victims, compared with the immense generosity of Australians and other Western countries.

    Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Dr Ameer Ali said that the $83 million donated by Australian residents and companies since Boxing Day was a shining example to the rest of the world.

    Dr Ali lashed out at the oil-rich Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Libya, for offering so little, despite the devastation in the world’s biggest Muslim nation, Indonesia, and across southern Asia.

    “They haven’t opened their minds and their hearts and their wallets,” Dr Ali said. “We can only express our disgust at what they do.”

    Dr Ali spared Qatar from criticism as it had given US$30 million. But he blasted Saudi Arabia, which reacted quickly to the disaster but had given only US$10 million, and other states such as Libya, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which have given a mere US$2 million each.

    He also criticised Brunei Darussalam, a near neighbour of the affected countries, for making no cash donation at all, so far. “We know that the sultan is worth billions,” he said.

    But Dr Ali said he was criticising the countries’ leaders, not their people, with Muslims in many countries taking up private collections.

    “These countries are not democracies,” he said. “They are ruled by one family or one (individual).”

    As well as military and financial aid already contributed, Prime Minister John Howard is set to unveil a $500 million package in Jakarta tomorrow. “Australia is an example for every country,” Dr Ali said. “Generosity is unlimited.”

    This Press was unable to contact the missions for Brunei or the Gulf states yesterday. WA ethnic communities council president Suresh Rajan said the Gulf states should be doing more but he would not link generosity to religious belief.

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    Saudis vow to boost tsunami aid to $30 million

    from http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/me...sunami.saudis/

    Kingdom also plans telethon to raise funds for victims
    Tuesday, January 4, 2005 Posted: 1951 GMT (0351 HKT)

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (CNN) -- Saudi Arabia, criticized in the Arab world for not offering more money for tsunami disaster relief, said Tuesday it will triple the aid it has pledged to $30 million and will hold a fund-raising telethon to benefit victims.

    The Saudi government, which initially pledged $10 million to the relief effort, issued a statement that it is raising its emergency humanitarian aid "in light of the recent assessment of the magnitude of the tragedy."

    The government said it would continue to assess the situation.

    The December 26 tsunamis killed more than 150,000 people in at least 11 countries along the Indian Ocean.

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the world has donated or pledged more than $2 billion for the relief effort.

    The U.S. government has pledged $350 million in tsunami aid, the second largest single contribution behind Japan's $500 million.

    In addition, the Saudi Press Agency said the country's interior minister would supervise a charity fund-raising campaign on television Thursday.

    In some Internet chat rooms, users expressed anger at the reaction among Arab governments and media to the tsunami disaster.

    An Arab talk-show host said, "Many Arab viewers have become racist. Unfortunately, the tragedy that befell Asians has no effect on many of them."

    Another observer wrote, "This is a chance for Arabs to show their humanity" and prove that they can give generously "regardless of race, ethnicity and religion. Giving just because it is the right thing to do."

    Others pointed out that Indonesia, with a death toll of 94,000 in the disaster, is the world's most populous Muslim nation.
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    Re: South Asia Tsunami Donations

    Err...buddy KH Ee ...have you noticed whether Israel has donated anything towards any nations affected by the Tsunami disaster?...

    Ahem...where may Orchi ask...Christianity was born?

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    World: Are Muslim Nations Doing Enough For Tsunami Relief Efforts?
    By Jeremy Bransten

    http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle...6b96ebf70.html

    Some have accused Muslim nations of not pledging enough aid

    Accusations by a Kuwaiti newspaper that rich Muslim countries are doing too little to aid tsunami victims has provoked a debate throughout the Gulf region and beyond about whether Muslims are being stingy in the face of suffering --compared to non-Muslim Europeans and Americans who are rushing to donate for relief efforts. Is the charge justified? Indonesia -- the country worst-affected by the disaster -- is also the world's largest Muslim nation.

    Prague, 4 January 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The Kuwaiti newspaper "Al Qabas" sparked a fire storm last week when it said the country deserves its reputation for stinginess, in light of the small amount of aid contributed to victims of the tsunami disaster in South Asia.

    The newspaper noted that more than half of Kuwait's labor force is made up of workers from India, Sri Lanka, and other countries affected by the catastrophe. They are largely responsible for the country's economic success but, the newspaper argued, few Kuwaitis seem to care.

    Immediately after the editorial appeared, the government upped its aid contribution to the tsunami relief effort from 2 million dollars to $10 million. But the commentary touched a raw nerve. Are rich Muslims being stingy?

    In fact, it is hard to find anyone who agrees with this premise -- both inside and outside the Muslim community, in the region and abroad.

    Muslim charities in Britain, for example, have been especially active in launching aid appeals for tsunami victims.

    Inoyat Banglawala, press secretary of the Muslim Council of the United Kingdom, says many governments and private charities were initially slow to respond with aid pledges. But when the full scale of the tragedy became apparent, most increased their support.

    "Our largest Muslim charity, Muslim Aid, initially gave an allocation of 100,000 pounds [$189,401]. That was on Monday, 24 hours after the Sunday earthquake and tsunami. But this weekend, they upped the figure to 1 million pounds -- so it's a tenfold increase," Banglawala said. "Similarly, we saw the same kind of response from the United States. Initially, they only pledged $35 million dollars, and the United States, of course, is the world's largest economy. But after public pressure, after criticism from other governments and other countries, they upped it to $350 million -- a tenfold increase. So I think many countries initially pledged a certain amount, but following a realization of the terrible scale of this tragedy and pressure from their own publics, they have increased those initial amounts very substantially."

    Banglawala also notes that European countries and the United States are better skilled at communicating with the media and their own citizens, which gives them a higher profile internationally -- but does not necessarily mean they are providing more aid than others.

    He notes that the Gulf states, for example, have a strong track record of providing development and humanitarian aid to poorer countries in Asia and Africa.

    "One of the main criticisms of many Gulf countries is their lack of communication. These are not democratic countries, and in democratic countries, we are more used to governments being accountable to the public and answering questions. And those countries do not have the same traditions, so it's always a bit more difficult getting information out of them. So at the moment, no, it is not easy to try to get details of the amounts they have pledged," Banglawala said."Muslim Aid, initially gave an allocation of 100,000 pounds [$189,401]. That was on Monday, 24 hours after the Sunday earthquake and tsunami. But this weekend, they upped the figure to 1 million pounds."

    The latest official statistics show that, so far, Saudi Arabia has pledged $10 million, the small Gulf state of Qatar has promised to donate $25 million, the United Arab Emirates is offering $2 million and Bahrain another $2 million.

    In contrast, Norway is contributing more than $180 million, Britain $96 million, Sweden $80 million, and Denmark $55 million to tsunami relief.

    Banglawala says the Muslim dimension should not be overly stressed. He points to examples of interfaith solidarity from the disaster zone and says the tsunami tragedy points to the common humanity of all affected -- regardless of religion.

    "This disaster transcends religious differences, and we saw in Sri Lanka, for example, mosques opening their doors to allow people who were made homeless from the Hindu faith, the Buddhist faith, the Christian faith, to take refuge inside mosques. So I think this disaster has brought people together and shown them that their commonality, their shared humanity, transcends those kinds of traditional, religious differences," Banglawala said.

    Prem Chandran, editor of the Dubai-based "Khaleej Times," told RFE/RL that people in the Gulf states are now as aware as anyone else in the world of the tsunami tragedy. Media coverage has been extensive, and the outpouring of support from the public and private sector continues to grow.

    "Even our own organization itself is raising some funds from among the staff to be sent over to the affected areas. And similarly, we have been getting news of various organizations here -- at their own level -- collecting funds, sending them over to the affected areas -- Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India. That's the situation now," Chandran said.

    Chandran said many people in the Gulf have reason to feel a personal connection to the disaster.

    "Even in my organization, the person sitting in the next room -- he has lost about 40 or 50 relatives in Sri Lanka. So, there are instances of people from India and Sri Lanka and even Indonesia, who are working here. They tell us that they have lost their near and dear ones. And there are several cases of this -- students studying in one of the schools here. Today, we have a report saying that a student studying in one of the schools here -- she went over to Sri Lanka and died over there on vacation. So there are quite a few similar cases in this region itself," Chandran said.

    Marie-Francoise Borel, of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, which groups together the world's national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, also tells RFE/RL that the global response -- from both Muslim and non-Muslim donors -- has been unprecedented and speedy.

    The challenge will now be how to distribute the aid most effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchipalar
    have you noticed whether Israel has donated anything towards any nations affected by the Tsunami disaster?
    they tried but:-

    from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/4130599.stm

    Sri Lanka rejects Israel rescuers
    Israel has cancelled plans to send a 150-person rescue mission to Sri Lanka after the devastated island objected to the military composition of the team.

    The delegation - including 60 soldiers - had been due to set off on Tuesday to help after Sunday's tsunami disaster.

    Instead, a smaller team will escort a convoy carrying emergency supplies, Israeli officials said.

    Sri Lanka restored diplomatic ties with Israel in 2000, despite objections from the island's Muslim minority.

    Neither side has officially explained the change of plan, although some reports say the objection came from Sri Lanka's military.

    Sri Lanka Ambassador Diffa Digeratna is quoted by Jerusalem Post as saying that the change was due to the "the lack of accommodations in Colombo".

    Israel's army had planned to send staff to set up field hospitals, including internal medicine and paediatric clinics, an Israeli army spokesman said.

    Other Israeli agencies have sent emergency relief to Sri Lanka and other tsunami-hit countries.

    Humanitarian organisation Latet sent a jumbo jet carrying 18 metric tons of supplies to Colombo, medical teams have been dispatched to Thailand and help offered to India, Haaretz reported.

    A rescue-and-recovery team from the Jewish ultra-Orthodox organisation Zaka left for the region on Monday with equipment used for identifying bodies, as well as body bags.

    Israel's foreign ministry has set up a situation room for relatives to track down hundreds of Israelis on holiday in the tsunami zone, who have not yet made contact.

    No one from the country has yet been confirmed dead in the disaster.
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    Re: South Asia Tsunami Donations

    A local newspaper editorial:-

    5/1/2005

    Quake victims all but ignored by the oil-rich Muslim nations

    The spirit of religious solidarity appears to be missing in international relief efforts for southern Asia.

    Never has there been a natural disaster whose death toll encompassed so many countries as the Indian Ocean quake and tsunamis. In all, 51 nations are represented on lists of those who have died or are missing.

    But absent among the generous international donors are the oil-rich Middle Eastern countries like Libya, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Libya has pledged just $2.6 million, Kuwait $12.9 million and Saudi Arabia $12.9 million.

    Turkey has come up with a risible $1.6 million, despite being on the receiving end of foreign aid in the wake of its 1999 earthquake, and another oil-rich country, Brunei, has given nothing.

    This is surprising, since a huge number of the people most affected by the tsunamis also share the Muslim faith with these least-generous contributors. Countries like Saudi Arabia appear to feel little responsibility for their religious counterparts in Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim nation.

    And this is despite the massive oil wealth they have at their fingertips. Many of the workers in the Gulf states come from Asia, too, but this does not seem to have engendered feelings of generosity from employers.

    Foreign aid is at an unprecedented level, pouring in to help the millions whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by an event of almost unimaginable proportions. Governments, corporations and individuals alike have pledged staggering amounts of money.

    Other countries capable of making a significant contribution to the relief and rebuilding of southern Asia also have failed to do so. Some European countries, too, are avoiding their humanitarian duty.

    The level of aid from wealthy countries like Germany, for instance, simply is inadequate. The country has pledged $35 million. Yet 34 of its nationals are included in the death toll and rescue workers are trying to find another 1,000. This means that potentially Germany has one of the highest death tolls among foreign countries.

    It is an unconscionable abrogation of the country’s moral duty as one of the world’s most robust economies. It can well afford to dig far deeper into its coffers. Germans clearly are regular tourists to the Asian countries which now are on their knees.

    The Germans cannot take what countries like Thailand offer them in the good times, and then turn their backs when times are tough.

    By contrast, countries with comparable or smaller economies have been much more generous. Sweden has given $102 million and Denmark $70.6 million.

    This is a time when the world community should be working together. Countries which can afford to help but choose not to are shirking their responsibility.

    Of course the question of foreign aid should not become a bidding war for top honours. Each country’s circumstances are different, just as their ability to contribute varies.

    But every country has a moral obligation to support its fellows in their time of need, to the very limit of their capacity. To do less than that is an affront to humanitarian values.

    And after all, no country can be sure that its turn to be on the receiving end of international charity is not just around the corner.

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    The rich oil states of the Persian Gulf and the sultanate of Brunei were yesterday accused by fellow Muslims of miserly indifference towards tsunami diaster victims, compared with the immense generosity of Australians and other Western countries.

    Dr Ali spared Qatar from criticism as it had given US$30 million. But he blasted Saudi Arabia, which reacted quickly to the disaster but had given only US$10 million, and other states such as Libya, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which have given a mere US$2 million each.

    He also criticised Brunei Darussalam, a near neighbour of the affected countries, for making no cash donation at all, so far. “We know that the sultan is worth billions,” he said.

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    Based on the above statements, shouldn't OIC be playing a major role in helping their brothers & sisters and others in rebuilding their shelters?
    Mind you, OIC headquarter is presently hosted & station in Malaysia.

    OIC in Brief
    http://www.oic-oci.org/

    The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an inter-governmental organization grouping fifty-six States. These States decided to pool their resources together, combine their efforts and speak with one voice to safeguard the interest and ensure the progress and well-being of their peoples and those of other Muslims in the world over.

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    Wednesday, January 05, 2005

    Germany significantly increasing aid to tsunami affected regions

    BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was meeting with his Cabinet on Wednesday to finalise plans to significantly increase financial aid to countries affected by last week's tsunami disaster as European nations moved to step up help to the devastated region.

    Germany has pledged euro20 million (US$27 million), and Schroeder would not deny widely reported rumors that the country would raise its pledge for relief and rebuilding to as much as euro500 million (US$674 million), which would make Germany the largest single donor nation.

    "The speculation is not completely incorrect,'' he said Tuesday evening in an interview with ARD television. "This will be a sum that lies significantly above what has been offered so far.''

    So far, Japan has pledged the most with a commitment to provide US$500 million (euro376 million) with the United States second with its pledge of US$350 million (euro263 million).

    Britain has pledged US$95 million (euro71.5 million) but Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that his government would step up that contribution to "several hundred million pounds.''

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...ysi&sec=latest

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    Err...heard over the LightnEasy radio news this morning...7th Time WorldChamp Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher personally donates $10 millions towads the Tsunami Relief fund...he stands currently as the biggest single donor to the fund

    BTW...good to see KeroncongAsli back
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    Hello Orchi,
    Nice to be back especially reading your interesting "Rape of Nanking" etc.

    We're pleased to note an overwhelming International support for Tsunami Fund and the amount is expected to escalate to US$4 Billion when International leaders meet in Jakarta today.

    However, based on Transparency International (TI) Corruption Survey 2003, Indonesia was rank 122 out of 133 corrupted countries. http://www.transparency.org/cpi/2003/cpi2003.en.html

    Therefore, for the sake of humanitarian & compassionate move, we hope & pray that there should be some form of accountability. UN should handle the Relief work & payment themselves esp in Acheh, the worst tsunami devastation area. As stated by TI, 'It is essential that all aid raised for disaster relief reaches the tsunami victims'.

    The following is Transparancy International (TI) statement on Tsunami Tragedy:http://www.transparency.org/pressrel...outh_asia.html

    TI extends its condolences to the victims of the tsunami tragedy

    It is essential that all aid raised for disaster relief reaches the tsunami victims. TI calls for governments to conduct reconstruction efforts as transparently as possible to prevent waste and further suffering

    Berlin, 3 January 2005
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    Transparency International Secretariat joins its national chapters in South Asia and South East Asia, and throughout the world, in extending our condolences and solidarity to all who have suffered from the recent tragedy of the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean.

    TI Indonesia is very involved in the emergency operation undertaken by the Coalition of Indonesian NGOs for Humanitarian Operation in Aceh, including establishing a management system for operations in the western coast of Aceh. Most managers of TI Indonesia have been seconded to support the emergency operations.

    TI Sri Lanka has issued a call for politicians, both government and opposition, and all Sri Lanka’s communities to unite together around a “national strategy on relief distribution and reconstruction to be planned and implemented with the participation of all sectors, and the effort should be properly co-ordinated to achieve optimum benefits to the victims and affected areas”. It has offered the President of Sri Lanka its assistance in efforts to ensure transparency and accountability.

    The affiliate of TI India, Lok Sevak Sangh, is organising relief camps at various places in India. Towards these efforts, it has used its own funds as well as donations from various volunteers and institutions. Its volunteers are already in the affected areas to assist needy victims.

    TI strongly urges international organisations, governments and relief organisations in all the affected countries to join forces to ensure that all possible measures are taken so that vital life-saving aid, in the form of food, clothing, clean water and medical supplies, reaches those who need it. In particular, TI urges governments to prevent all forms of corruption, misappropriation and theft of aid supplies and funds intended to support disaster victims.

    TI calls upon everyone to ensure that the money raised to support victims of the disaster does reach them – and that all governments and organisations involved in the relief effort conduct operations in a transparent and accountable manner. Unfortunately, the experience with similar emergency relief in the past shows that great care is needed in this respect.

    In the vital reconstruction work that lies ahead, TI urges the governments and international donor organisations to pledge to take all possible measures to avoid corruption. Without a prompt decision to introduce transparent tendering for reconstruction, large amounts of money will be wasted and the burden already falling on the people of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, as well as the parts of India and Thailand severely affected by the tsunamis, will continue unnecessarily.

    TI offers its sincere sympathies to all the victims and their families.

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    Hi all I was just intrested in knowing what my country did to aid the tsunami victims.. and just passing by ur forum.
    I am not gonna excuse my goverment's pitty 10$ first offer..(which was raised to 30$)
    but I am gonna hope for the best today june 6th as they start the telethon to raise funding for the aid.
    I really hope also that the clerics in friday prayer support it also.. and hope the telethon continues till saturday morning. because friday speeches are very enfluncial.
    I pray that today telethon would be as successful as the one that was raised for Palestine last time. which went over 100$.

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    Welcom to the forum...SaudiVoice ...so far this is what we know...hope this info is what you are seeking for...

    Aid Pledges by Muslim Governments

    Country Amount ($AUS)

    1. Qatar $32.2m
    2. UAE $25.68m
    3. Kuwait $12.9m
    4. Saudi Arabia $12.9m
    5. Bahrain $2.6m
    6. Libya $2.6m
    7. Turkey $1.6m
    8. Brunei $ 0 m
    9. Iran $ 0 m

    TOTAL = $90.48m

    SOURCE: REUTERS

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchipalar
    Err...heard over the LightnEasy radio news this morning...7th Time WorldChamp Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher personally donates $10 millions towads the Tsunami Relief fund...he stands currently as the biggest single donor to the fund
    Orchi, read in yesterday's papers that Sandra Bullock also donated about the same amount in aid of the victims wor.....

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