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Haiti earthquake aid pledged by country
Haiti’s quake has apparently galvanised the world. Find out how much different countries and organisations have pledged to the aid effort
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Tracking the ever-increasing pledges of financial aid and other assistance for quake-stricken Haiti is a difficult business, but the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is attempting to do just that. The OCHA has the tricky task of trying to orchestrate the efforts of the dozens of aid agencies either in Haiti or on their way there.
Its list of donors tracks both monetary sums and donations in the form of assistance and equipment, both from governments and corporations. However, it does not cover the millions of pounds of private donations pouring into appeals such as that launched in the UK by the Disasters Emergency Committee – where you can also make a donation.
Relief Web is probably the best source – it publishes daily totals.
As some of you have pointed out – the top level figures don’t take account of individual country contributions, ie ships or aid trucks. So, take a look at the Google spreadsheet – that will give you exactly what each organisation or country has donated – look at the ‘details’ worksheet.
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Can you do something with this data?
Kicking Horse: Yeah, I can… as a Muslim I am hurt and upset. I’ve recently been informed that Islamic Relief Worldwide has recently added its organization to the list of donors. I’ve never felt as though so-called “islamic countries” have ever represented me, or Islam for that matter, however, to see that such rich nations such as Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and UAE have not offered donations saddens me. Donating in the name of “good public relations” such as Israel has done is not the answer, though. These countries should be making zakat on behalf of the Muslim citizens in their countries. This is the whole purpose of zakat. Compassion should not be limited to Muslim alone. This wasn’t the purpose of charity, to be selective. If you care for one then you must care for them all. This is our mandate.
Want to know what true compassion is? Here is a list of so-called Islamic countries that have donated to the Haiti relief effort:
As I write this, reports of more “Muslim” aid are rolling in. If you have more information please let me know by either commenting on this blog or by Twitter @kickinghorse892
*Just before I finished final editing on this post the following report came in: Senegalese President Rethinks Aid to Haiti
Dear Muslim countries:
GAZA!!! Perhaps the most oppressed peoples in the world right now have donated money to help their brothers and sisters in Haiti.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam (أركان الإسلام) is zakat, or charitable giving. THIS IS A MANDATE OF ISLAM!!!
Please… PLEASE… Bust out your Qur’ans and review our duties to humanity… as Muslims!
1.”The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah’s way is as the likeness of a grain which grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah gives increase manifold to whom He will. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower.” [Surah al-Baqarah, 261]
2. “By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you spend (in Allah’s cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well.” [Surah Aal ‘Imran, 92]
3.”O ye who believe! Spend out of (the bounties) we have provided for you, before the day comes when no bargaining (will avail), nor friendship, nor intercession. Those who reject faith – they are the wrong doers.” [Soorah al-Baqarah, 254]