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Earthquake Relief in Gujarat

January 26, 2001

Earthquake Relief in Gujarat

Prime Minister's Appeal for Contributions

Contacts for Relief Asistance and Deployment

Contribution of Donor Countries

Countries A-F International Organisations-I
Countries G-L International Organisations-II
Countries M-R NGOs
Countries S-Z Miscellaneous

Map of the Earthquake


Prime Minister's Appeal for Contributions

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The country woke on the morning of 26th January, 2001 to the worst earthquake independent India has seen. Thousands of people in the State of Gujarat have lost their lives and property worth crores of rupees has been damaged.

We cannot leave our brothers and sisters to the mercy of fate or the cruelty of vagaries of nature. At this moment, they need our help - to tide over the calamity that has fallen upon them, to survive, to rebuild their lives as best they can.

The Union Government would be releasing funds from the existing schemes. However, given the magnitude of the calamity and the large number of people affected, the funds available are inadequate. You can help to meet the shortage by contributing money, no matter how small the amount, to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

Last year it was your assistance that has enabled us to meet the challenge posed by the Super Cyclone that devastated Coastal Orissa. I am confident that this time too, you shall come forward to lend a helping hand.

Together, we can overcome even this adversity.
Jai Hind.

(Atal Bihari Vajpayee)

Press Note

Enclosed is a copy of. the Appeal made by Prime Minister for contribution to the Prime Minister's - National Relief Fund for earthquake victims of Gujarat. Contributions/Donations can be made to the PMNRF through credit cards/ cheques/drafts. Credit Card holders sending their contribution/ donations may send duly signed form as per enclousre to the following address:-

PMNRF, Prime Minister's Office P 0 Box No: 5411, New Delhi. 110011
or
Fax the slip to FAX No. 91-44-8202221.

  • Those who want to contribute/donate through cheques and drafts, they may send the duly filled form to PMNRF, Prime Minister's Office P 0 Box No: 5411 New Delhi-110011.
  • All donations are 100% exempted under Indian Income Tax Act.
  • Receipt for donations received shall be sent by post.
  • Forms can be downloaded from following web site:-
    http://pmindia.nic.in/funds/app.htm

Log on to Prime Ministers National Relief Fund - Contribute for the earthquake victims of Gujarat and help to rebuilt their lives


Contacts for Relief Asistance and Deployment

List of Coordinators for information regarding assistance and their deployment

  • Shri L. Mansingh, chief Coordinator, Bhuj
    Mobile phone No.98250-11134
  • Shri Anil Mukim, District Collector, Bhuj
    Mobile Phone No. 98240-01236
    Satellite phone at Bhuj 00873762483354
  • Shri Atanu Chakravorthy, Coordinator, Bhachau
    Mobile phone No.98250-37434
    Satellite phone at bhachau 00873 762483370
  • Shri Roy Choudhary and Shri Sanjay Gupta
    Coordinators, Anjar
    Mobile phone No. 9825039714
    Control Room 02836 40025
    Satellite phone at Anjar 00873762483390
  • Shri A.K. Sharma, Coordinator, Rapar
    Control Room Rapar No. 02830-5501, 5503
    Satellite phone at Rapar 00873761887191
  • Shri A.K. Luke, Coordinator, Gandhidham
    Mobile phone No. 98240-99768

Contribution of Donor Countries

Details of International Rescue Teams and arrival of cargoes with relief material (as on 15.2.2001 up to 1900 hours)

S.No Country Messages from Messages to Assistance Pledged / Recieved
1 Afro-Asian Solidarity Organisation Permanent Secretariat in Cairo, Egypt Secretary General
(28/1/2001)
Prime Minister Nil
2 Albania President
(14/2/2001)
President Nil
3 Algeria President
(28/1/2001)
President Tents: 100, blankets: 500, Glucose/Syrup: 600kg. Antibiotics: 267 kg. & cotton /bandage: 400 kg.
4 Australia High Commissioner
(29/1/2001)

Australian High Commission Press Release
(29/1/2001)

Australian High Commission,
New Delhi Release
(30/1/2001)
EAM PM announced a contribution of A$ 1,000,000. The funds will be channeled through UN and International Organisation. The funds will provide emergency assistance to the devastated communities including clothes, blankets, medical supplies and clean water.

The Australian Govt. is also supporting the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team. Aus AID has arranged for Mr. Joe Bar and experienced disaster management expert to join the team Mr. Barr will arrive in India tomorrow.

Australia increased its emergency assistance to another A $ 1.5 million (Rs 3.9 Crores). The New Packages of assistance, announced by PM Howard to be channeled through Australian NGO, brings the total of Australian emergency assistance to A $ 2.5 m (Rs 6.4 crores)

(Australia's initial assistance package (announced on 28/1) of A $ 1 million is being channelled through UNICEF to provide drinking water, sanitation, medical supplies, shelter and trauma couselling)
5 Austria -- -- A team of the International Rescue Dog Organisation consisting of 10 persons, eight dogs and equipment (corresponding to a total of some EUR 20, 000) is active in the affected area. In addition, the Austrian Government has pledged EUR 330,000 in relief assistance. EUR 37,000 of which is channeled through the Austrian Red Cross. The Austrian Red Cross has also sent a water and sanitary specialist as part of Field Assessment and Coordination Team of IFRC, and contributed EUR 37,000 to the same. Finally, Caritas Austrai has provided EUR 75,000 in support to its Indian counterpart for relief activities.

Commitment in USD: 435,000
6 Azerbaijan President
(31/1/2001)
President
Prime Minister
Nil
7 Bangladesh -- -- 800 Tents of 16 person capacity and 6-7 tons medicine pledged: part of consignment received.
8 Belgium -- -- A total amount of EUR 965,000 has been allocated for support to the Belgian Red Cross-Communaute’ Francaise (EUR 474,000) and to the Belgian Red Cross- Vlaaanderen International (EUR 491,000).

Commitment in USD: 941,000
9 Bhutan H.M. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, KIng of Bhutan
(27/1/2001)
PM Rs 2, 00, 00, 000 (Two Crore Only)
10 Botswana President President Offered an assistance of US $ 20,000
11 Burkina Faso Foreign Minister EAM Nil
12 Bahrain Amir

Prime Minister

Crown Prince
President

President

President
Indian community set up Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund proceeds to be sent to PM's Relief Fund. Bahrain Government sent relief material worth Rs. 1 crores through Bahrain Red Crescent Society.
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Minister of Foreign Affairs
(31/1/2001)
EAM Nil
14 Canada -- -- Marina Minna, Canada's Minister for International Cooperation has announced that Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will provide $ % million to help victims of the earthquake in Gujarat.

Contribution of US $ 5000.00 by Cambodian Red Cross to the Indian Red Cross
15 Cambodia Madame bun Rany Hun Sen, W/o PM Hun Sen and President of Cambodian Red Cross addressed to (31/1/2001)

Prime Minister
(6/2/2001)
Prime Minister

Prime Minister
Extends profound condolences, prayer - to overcome the sufferings.

16 Cuba President US $ 1 million
17 China President
(26/01/2001)

Premier

NPC Chairman

Ambassador
(27/01/2001)
President

Prime Minister

Chairman, Rajya Sabha/ Speaker Lok Sabha


EAM
The Chinese Government have sent relief materials worth approximately US $6, 00, 000 as an emergency aid, including 100 tons of materials such as 2000 tents and 20000 woolen blankets. A special plane carrying relief supplies arrived in New Delhi on February 4.

The Chinese Red Cross and Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries have sent US $ 50,000 and US $12,000 respectively.

The Chinese Embassy has donated Rs. 2 lakhs.
18 Comores Prime Minister
(3/2/01)
Prime Minister Nil
19 Cote d'Ivorie President of the African Development Bank Group President Nil
20 Czech -- -- A. Reached Ahmedabad on 31/1/2001 on UN aircraft - 4 rescue experts and 4 sniffer dogs.

B. Czech Republic has pledged Kroner 15 million (US $ 50,000 approx.) as assistance, to be used for relief materials was handed over to RM on February 12, 2001 by the Czech Defence Minister during his visit to India.
C.Czech Government has expressed willingness to send water purification equipment and surgical equipment.
21 Denmark -- -- Grants have been approved to IFRC (DKK 5.1 million), DanChurchAid (DKK 5 million), UNOCHA (DKK 0.4 million) and Caritas-Denmark (DKK 800,000). In addition a complete mobile medical unit (with a value of DKK 8.0 million), including pre-operative facility, operation theatre, 50 beds and 14 medical and logistic staff, has been set up in Bhachau.

Commitment in USD: 2,434,000
22 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea President
(27/01/2001)
President
23 DR Congo President President Nil
24 EC -- -- EUR 13 million pledged from ECHO accounts. Proposals are awaited soon from NGOs and other counterparts as to the allocation of funds.

Commitment in USD: 12,232,000
25 Eritrea President

Foreign Minister
President

EAM
Nil
26 Ethiopia President President Nil
27 Egypt Representative of President
(26/1/2001)
Embassy of India, Cairo Nil
28 Finland -- -- FIM 5 million so far commited for relief operations including the dispatch of a Finnish Red Cross Emergency Referral Hospital. In addition, FIM 2,00,000 will be provided through Unicef of Finland and FIM 2,50,000 through Finnish Church Aid/Church Foreign Aid.

Commitment in USD: 862,000
29 France -- -- An aircraft carrying search and rescue staff from French Civil Security/ Ministry of Home Affairs has arrived with four tons of equipment and sniffer dogs. Funds are also provided to French NGOs which have telecommunication experts and firemen in the area.
30 Ghana President President Nil
31 Germany -- -- While DEM 3 million has been pledged for relief operations by NGOs , DEM 1 million has been set aside for rescue team operations and DEM 10 million for relief and rehabilitation activities ( safe water supply and shelter)

Commitment in USD: 6,580,000
32 Greece -- -- Immediate relief has been committed in-kind, including two aircraft with tents, medical equipment etc. A total US$ 285,000 has also been granted to Greek NGOs, and two medical teams from "Doctors of the World" have been dispatched. The state owned Greek Petroleum Company has meanwhile pledged EUR 1 million in assistance to the victims.

Commitment in USD: 1,285,000
33 Hongkong Chief Executive CG, Hongkong An amount of Rs 31,45,441.74 has been received from members of Indian community / local organisations / business establishments.

Hong Kong red Cross has remitted HK$ 1, 50,000 to International Red Cross for the purchase of food for the survivors.

Council of HongKong India Association has pledged HongKong $3,00,000

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of HongKong, one of the two most prominent political parties have sent approximately HK$ 118,000.
34 Italy -- -- USD 3,00,000 to be channelled to Unicef for the provision of drugs and medical equipment. In addition, 80 tons of material ( first aid kits, water purification tablets, blankets, etc.), announcing to USD 4,00,000 have been delivered. Moreover, USD 2.5 million for relief in the areas of water and sanitation, shelter and health has been pledged.

Commitment in USD: 3,20,000
35 Ireland -- -- IEP 1 million plegded for relief operations out of which IEP 2,50,000 is to be channelled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC). The remainder to be allocated to NG)’s when the need arises. Currently, a discussion is taking place between the Irish government and Irish NGO’s on this topic.

Commitment in USD: 1,195,000
36 Iran -- -- Iranian Red Crescent has sent the following Relief materials in three IL-76 Flights:

-Rice 20 tons
-Cooking oil 10 tons
-Corn 5 tons
-Blankets 5000
-Tents 2000
-Canned Fish 10,000 cans
-Medicine Quantity not specified
37 Israel President
(28/1/2001)
Embassy of India, Tel Aviv Nil
38 Iraq Foreign Minister
(29/1/2001)
EAM Nil
39 Japan Emperor of Japan
(29/01/2001)

Prime Minister

Foreign Minister
(26/01/2001)

President, House of Councillors
(30/01/2001)
President

Prime Minister

EAM


Chairman, Rajya Sabha
Government of Japan is providing an emergency assistance of 420 million Japanese Yen (Approximately Rs 17 crores), including, emergency grant aid of US $ 3 million . Emergency relief goods, including blankets, tents and medicines worth 30 million Japanese Yen (about Rs 1.14 crores), have been distributed. A disaster relief team, comprising 100 persons is bringing in relief materials worth Rs 3 crores, including 440 tents and 4, 400 blankets.

The Association of Medical Doctors, the Red Cross, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan and Rescuers Association, Osaka, Japan has sent medical/ rescue teams.

Embassy of India has received an amount of 3.452 million yen (approximately Rs. 14.3 lakhs), from various sources, including Osaka city/ Toyonaka city / Sakai city governments, NGOs as well as personal contributions.
40 Jordon His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Bin Talal
(27/1/2001)
Embassy of India, Amman Nil
41 Kazakhstan President President Nil
42 Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister

FM

Dy Speaker, Kyrgyz Parlimanent
PM

EAM

Dy Chairperson Rajya Sabha
State Secretary conveyed to E/I Bishkek offer of humanitarian assistance in form of tents, etc.

Kyrgz Embassy made contribution of Rs. 24370/ to PM's relief Fund
43 Kuwait Crown Prince & Prime Minister

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
(29/1/2001)
PM

EAM
Two transport planes containing medical equipment, bandages, tents, milk powder, assorted food items.

Red Crescent announced $ 250,000 as financial aid.

In response to our Ambassador's appeal, Indian businessmen, associations, companies and individual workers donated Rs. 15 crores and ten tonnes of relief material which DHL air freighted free of charge.

44 Lesotho Foreign Minister
(31/1/2001)

Prime Minister
(2/2/2001)

King of Lesotho
EAM

Prime Minister

President
Nil
45 Liberia President
(1/2/2001)
President Nil
46 Lao (PDR) President
(29/1/2001)

Prime Minister
(29/1/2001)
President

Prime Minister
Nil
47 Lebanon Prime Minister
(31/1/2001)
Prime Minister Nil
48 Libya (12/2/2001) -- Five Libyan Arab Airlines Cargo flights are carrying relief material for Gujarat earthquake victims
49 Macau Chief Executive, MSAR
(31/01/2001)
Prime Minister
50 Madagascar President
(1/2/2001)
President Nil
51 Maldives -- -- Cheque of US $ 25,000.00 handed over on 10/2/2001 by Special Envoy of the President
52 Malaysia (Not Known)
(27/2/2001

Prime Minister
(29/1/2001)

FM
(29/1/2001)

Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Party Islam Se-Malaysia-PAS) (the main Opposition) Youth Council to HCI, Kuala Lumpur.


Prime Minister


EAM


HCI
Media (visual & Printed) carried the announcement of Malaysian offer of US $ 100,000 in financial aid.

Ambassador vide message dated 1/2/2001 reiterated this offer.

Extends deepest sympathies and condolences.

Offers services of its SMART Team to provide whatever assistance possible in operations. The SMART Team is prepared to depart for Gujarat as soon as approval is received from Govt. of India.

Conveys most profound condolences and sympathies, prays and hopes that Govt. and people of India would find strength and courage in this most trying time.

In his Cabinet meeting on 31/1 the PM spoke in moving terms about the need to assist the victims of the earthquake. He asked every minister in the Cabinet to consider in what way the Ministry concerned can help.

Offers of financial aid of US $ 100,000

A 6 -member delegation from the Party led by its Dy. Chief Mr. Salahuddin Hj Ayub met Counsellor Dr B.M Vinod Kumar and expressed their deep condolences and sympathies to the earthquake victims.

They handed over boxes containing clothes collected by their organization.
53 Maputo President
(7/2/2001)
President Nil
54 Mauritius Prime Minister
(29/2/2001)

Leader of the Opposition
(30/2/2001)
Prime Minister


Prime Minister

Mauritius Prime Minister Gujarat Relief fund-Donation of Rs. 3 million.
55 Mongolia President

Foreign Minister
(30/01/2001)
President

EAM
--
56 Morocco H.M. The King of Morocco
(28/1/2001)
Embassy of India, Morocco US $ 250,000
57 Moldova President

Foreign Minister
(30/1/2001)
President

EAM
Nil
58 Nepal H.M Shri Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
(27/1/2001)
President

PM
The Cabinet of HMGN has taken a decision to donate Nepalese Rs 1crore (equivalent to Indian Rs 62,50,000)
59 Netherlands -- -- Funds committed so far include NLG 2.5 million to Unicef for medical supplies, NLG 2.o million to IFRC, NLG 2.35 million to local NGOs (through Dutch NGOs), NLG 0.6 million to MsF-Holland, NLG 2.0 million to local NGOs through HIVOS, and finally NLG 1 million for operations still to be identified.

Commitment in USD: 4,359,000
60 New Zealand Prime Minister
(29/01/2001)

Minister of Foreign Affairs
(29/01/2001)

Press release
(29/02/2001)
Prime Minister


EAM
Expression of Sympathies

Contribution of NZ $ 500,000 towards relief efforts to be disbursed as quickly as possible.

"the grant ( above mentioned contribution of NZ $ 500,000) reflects the magnitude of the disaster and also acknowledges the close links between New Zealand and the state of Gujarat from which many Indian families in this country originally migrated from"
61 Oman Foreign Minister MOS(EA) Three shipments of food material, medicines.

Omani Medical Team arrived and would stay for two weeks.

A dedicated bank account opened by Indian Social Club to receive cash contribution.
62 Poland President
(31/1/2001)
President Reached Ahmedabad on 1/2/2001 - special flight carrying relief material including mobile surgical theatre
63 Pakistan -- -- Has since sent 600 Tents and 7500 Blanket in three aircrafts which arrived India on 30/1/01, 31/1/01 and 01/02/2001 respectively.
64 Palestine Ambassador of Palestine & Acting Dean of Council of Arab Head of Mission
(29/1/2001)
EAM Nil
65 Portugal -- -- The Portuguese society is contributing through fund-raising drives. The Portuguese society is contributing through fund-raising drives.
66 Qatar -- -- Two aircraft containing medical equipment, medicine stents, blankets etc.
Indian Socio-Cultural organisations collected Rs. 2,431,844/- for PM's releif fund as on 5.2.2001.

Qatari English Newspaper "The Peninsula' set up a Relief fund - contribution collected will be sent to PM's relief fund.

A four member medical team sent by the Qatari government.
67 Republic of Korea President
(27/01/2001)
President Republic of Korea is providing US $ 100, 000 worth of assistance.

ROK Government has send a medical team. NGO’s such as Participation Alliance, Love Your Neighbour Association have sent rescue teams.

Donations have been received from Korean Red Cross (US$ 40, 000), Hyundai Motors India (US$ 1, 12, 000), Hyundia Heavy Industries, India (US$ 1,00,000), LG Korea(US$ 1,00,000), etc , Samsung (India), Daewoo Motors (India), SK telecom (Seoul) are also raising relief aid.
68 Rwanda E/O Rwanda New Delhi

President
GOI

President
Nil
69 Russian Federation President
(27/1/2001)

Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly
(1/2/2001)

Deputy Prime Minister
(1/2/2001)


Deputy Prime Minister
(1/2/2001)
PM

Speaker of Lok Sabha


Defence Minister

Principal Secretary to PM and National Security Adviser
A. Reached Ahmedabad on January 27, 2001
73 member rescue team
KAMAZ (Car) 1
.Rozenbauer (Car) 1
UAZ (Car) 1
Rescue Equipment 89
Fuel 31
Communication Equipment 7
Dogs 3
Medical equipment 4
Disposal material 63
Kitchen equipment 14

B.Reached Ahmedabad on January 28, 2001
3 member Rescue Team

C. Reached Ahmedabad on January 30, 2001
Blankets and Tents

D. Rs.1,00,000 from the Indian Womens Association ofthe Embassy of India, Moscow on January 26, 2001.
E. Reached Ahmedabad on January 31, 2001
Doctors/Paedriaticians 6

F. Reached Ahmedabad on February 2, 2001
Humanitarian chartered flight carrying cargo of 30 tonnes (medicines)

G.The Russian Government has proposed:
i) adoption of two villages in Gujarat for reconstruction;
ii) to take 400 children to the Russian Federation for recuperation.
70 Republic of Armenia President
(13/2/2001)
President A. Reached Ahmedabad on February 3, 2001
22-member team of disaster medical experts along with the five trained dogs.

B. On February 6, 2001 Armenian Ambassador handed over a Cheque of Rs 25 lakhs in favour of the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund as contributions of the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth in Calcutta.
71 Republic of Belarus President
(29/1/2001)
President The Republic of Belarus is intending to send a team of 10 persons consisting of surgeons of epidemiology or to provide financial assistance.
72 Republic of Bulgaria President
(29/1/2001)

Chairman of National Assembly
(29/1/2001)

Prime Minister
(29/1/2001)

Minister of Foreign Affairs
(30/1/2001)
President
Vice President,
Speaker of Lok Sabha

Prime Minister


EAM
Nil
73 Republic of Croatia President
(1/2/2001)
Prime Minister
(31/1/2001)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
(31/1/2001)
Minister of Interior
(31/1/2001)
President
Prime Minister

EAM

HM
Nil
74 Republic of Estonia President
(29/1/2001)
President Nil
75 Republic of Georgia President
(15/2/2001)
Prime Minister
(15/2/2001)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
(15/2/2001)
President

Prime Minister

EAM
Nil
76 Republic of Lithuania -- -- The President , expected in his visit to India donate on behalf of his country.
77 Republic of Macedonia President
(14/2/2001)

Minister of Foreign Affairs
(26/1/2001)
President

EAM
Nil
78 Republic of Hungary President
(31/1/2001)
President A Reached Ahmedabad on 28/1/2001- Spider Hungarian rescue team comprising 3 persons and one sniffer dog.

B. Reached Ahmedabad on 29/1/2001 - Special Hungarian Search d Rescue Team comprising 12 persons including doctors, dog trainers with five sniffer dogs and rescue experts.

C. Reached Ahmedabad on 30/1/2001 - Government team comprising of 9 doctors and paramedics along with necessary medical equipment and medical supplies.
79 Romania Prime Minister
(1/2/2001)

Minister of Foreign Affairs
(1/2/2001)

Prime Minister

EAM

Relief assistance consisting of blankets, medicines, syringes, bandages sent by Romania.
80 Republic of Slovenia President
(30/1/2001)

Prime Minister
(30/1/2001)

Foreign minister
(30/1/2001)
President


Prime Minister


EAM
Nil
81 Senegal Foreign Minister
(2/2/2001)
EAM Nil
82 Seychelles President
(31/01/2001)
President Nil
83 Sri Lanka 15/2/2001 US $ 100,000 for Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

279 cartons of readymade garments and 30,000 kgs of tea.
84 South Africa Acting President
(29/01/01)

High commissioner of South Africa
(5/2/2001)
Prime Minister

HCI
A 7 member volunteer team of Emergency Care Practitioners from Durban is scheduled to reach Ahmedabad on 29-1-2001

3/4 containers of clothing and textiles weighing approx. 390 tons abroad the SAS Drakensberg (Ship) expected to reach Mumbai on 14.4.2001
85 Singapore High Commissioner
(30/1/2001)
JS (South) Announced a contribution of US $ 50,000 worth of emergency supplies to be brought in a special fight of theirs to arrive in India on 31/1/2001.
86 Sierra Leone President
(1/2/2001)
President Nil
87 Slovak Republic President
(6/2/2001)
Prime MInister
(6/2/2001)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
(6/2/2001)
President

Prime Minister

EAM

The Govt. handed over a cheque of 50,000 US $
88 Spain -- -- Total commitment amount to US$ 4,106,00 including support to the Indian Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders Spain , UNICEF-Spain, Caritas-Spain and Intermon Spanish assistance also involve four rescue teams and donations from autonomous communities, town and country and country councils.

Commitment in USD: 4,106,000
89 Swaziland Prime Minister
(31/01/2001)
Govt. & People of India Nil
90 Sudan President
(28/1/2001)
President Nil
91 Sweden -- -- Relief assistance of SEK 21.8 million has so far been pledged, including support to IFRC ( SEK 17.5 million), Swedish Mission Council (SEK 773,000), Swedish Church ( SEK 1.0 million). In addition a logical camp to facilitate WFP intervention is being set up in Bhuj with Swedish expertise.

Commitment in USD: 2,255,000
92 Syria (1/2/2001) -- Syrian aircraft containing relief material and an official delegation led by MOS for Red Crescent H.E. Mr. Kakhoul Hamdeh
93 Saudi Arabia King

Crown Prince

Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence
(31/1/2001)
President

President

President
Two cargo planes with relief supplies consisting of tents, foodstuffs, rugs and blankets.
94 Taiwan -- -- Taiwanese authorities had offered to send a team including rescue workers, doctors, engineers, sniffer dogs and relief equipment, medical supplies, preserved food etc. It has now decided to provide cash assistance. Red Cross Taiwan is raising relief aid.
95 Tajikistan President
(31/1/2001)
President Nil
96 Thailand Prime Minister
(7/2/2001)

FM
(7/2/2001)
Prime Minister

EAM
Message; deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and properties Conveyed heartfelt condolences.

Message: shocked and deeply grieved to learn of the massive earthquake. Conveyed deepest sympathy.
97 Turkey President

Prime Minister

Foreign Minister Defence Minister Home Minister Transport Minister
President

Prime Minister

EAM

RM

Home Minister

Railway Minister
Relief material and medical equipment 35 member search and rescue team
98 Turkmenistan President
(31/1/2001)
President Turkmen Embassy conveyed that free use of Cargo aircraft provided for carrying medicines from Kolkata to Ahmedabad on 29 January 20001
99 Tunisia Foreign Minister
(1/2/2001)
EAM 2 aircraft containing relief supplies
100 Ukraine Minister of Foreign Affairs
(1/2/2001)
EAM Reached Ahmedabad on 1/2/2001 - Plane carrying relief material and 68 member delegation comprising medical personnel, rescuers etc.
101 United Kingdom -- -- Pledges corresponding to GBP 10 million have been made so far, including firm commitments of GBP 2.6 million. A two-person disaster assessment and liaison team is operating out of Ahemadabad. Six aircraft have arrived from the UK carrying tents, blankets, plastic sheeting, roofing materials etc.

Commitment in USD: 14,769,000
102 USA -- -- To date, the total U.S. Government commitment in emergency humanitarian assistance for the Gujarat earthquake stands at $ 13,100,000. The United States Agency for International Development has committed $9 million; the U.S. Department of Defense has contributed a further $4 million. USAID provided an initial $100,000 in disaster assistance through the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for immediate assistance to those affected by the earthquake. Between January 30 and February 4, seven U.S. flights arrived in India with relief commodities, including USAID/OFDA flights on January 30, February 3, and February 4, and four Department of Defense flights on February 3. The relief commodities included equipment for water/sanitation; shelter materials; blankets and sleeping bags; and other equipment to be used in the relief effort. An eleven-member disaster assistance response team (DART) from USAID is assessing needs in Gujarat and coordinating responses there and in New Delhi. A four-member US. Congressional delegation is visiting Gujarat on 19th February, 2001 to express solidarity on the national calamity.
103 Uzbekistan President
(31/01/2001)
President

Prime Minister
Special cargo flight of Uzbek airways to Ahmedabad with relief material on 2 Feb. 2001
104 Uganda President
(7/2/2001)
President Nil
105 UAE President

Vice President and Prime Minister
(31/1/2001)
President

President
One aircraft carrying tents, blankets, milk and cloths.

Red Crescent sent a delegation and plane load of relief supplies like tents, blankets and clothes.

Indian community in coordination with CGI Dubai collecting donations for PM's Relief Fund and arranging movement of relief supplies in the form of blankets, clothes, kitchen utensils, dry food stuff, milk powder, biscuits, etc.

Indian community sent Rs. 34,02,006/- in favour of PM Relief Fund through CGI Dubai and Indian community in Abu Dhabi sent Rs. 18,36,761/- in favour of PM's Relief Fund.
106 Venezuela President
(29/1/2001)
President US $ 1 million
107 Vietnam President
(29.1.2001)

Prime Minister
(29.1.2001)

Foreign Minister
(29.1.2001)

Vietnam News dated (31.1.2001)
Vietnam Embassy Note
President

Prime Minister

EAM
Conveyed heartiest sympathy expressed confidence that Indian people will quickly overcome the consequences.

Conveyed shock & heartiest sympathy. Expressed confidence that Indian people will quickly overcome the consequences. Conveyed heartiest sympathy Expressed confidence that Indian people will quickly overcome the consequences. PM Phan Van Khai announced on 30.1.2001 an offer of 2000 tonnes of rice.
108 Yemen -- -- One IL-76 military aircraft carrying relief materials like medicine and food.
109 Yugoslavia Defence Minister
(1/2/2001)
FM
(1/2/2001)
Defence Minister EAM Nil

International Organisations-I
List of messages/Assistance regarding Earthquake in Gujarat

S.No. Country/Organisations Date of Receipt Messages from Messages to/Appeal Assistance offered, if any
1. UN Secretary General 26.01.01 PMI, New York Statement Extends assurance that the UN stands ready to support GOI’s efforts " in any way that the Govt. deems appropriate."
2. IFRC 26.01.01 IFRC Appeal Swiss Francs 200,000 (Approx US$ 122,000) from IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund [DREF] to the Indian Red Cross Society. [IFRC projected S. Fr. 2 mn or US$ 1.22mn approx as the preliminary requirements for relief operations]
3. UN-OCHA 27.01.01 UN-OCHA Situation Report No.3 US$ 150,000 from UN-OCHA
4. Administrator of UNDP 29.01.01 PMI, New York PM and PR NY Reiterates SG’s offer
5. Chairman of NAM (South Africa) 29.01.01 Permanent Mission of South Africa to UN PMI New York --
6. Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) 29.01.01 PMI, New York Letter addressed to PM Conveys sympathies and offers UNFPA’s assistance in GOI’s efforts
7. Chairman of G-77 (Iran) 29.01.01 Permanent Mission of Iran to UN PMI, New York --
8. IFRC 30.01.01 IFRC, Geneva Emergency Appeal Seeks Swiss Francs 25.6 million (equivalent to the US$ 15.6 million approx.) to assist 300,000 beneficiarities for four months.
9. UN-OCHA 30.01.01 UN-OCHA Situation Report No. 5 US$ 50,000 in cash and US$ 50,000 in kind from UNDP

 

US$ 8 million committed by UNICEF for family survival kits ($2 mn); medical supplies and the provision of safe water ($2mn) and schools and teaching supplies.
10. Director General, FAO 12.02.01 FAO Representative in India & Bhutan Letter addressed to EAM conveys sympathies.

International Organisations-II

S No. Date
of arrival
Country Content No of team members No. of crew members Destination
1 31-01-2001 UNICEF Through SEWA 25,000 blankets and 20000 family kits -- -- --
2 31-01-2001

31-01-2001
WFP I

WFP II
Blankets, tents & household material

Biscuits worth Rs. 2 lakhs
-- -- --
3 01-02-2001 WHO, Belgium Medicine -- 8 --
4 01-02-2001 Redcross, Denmark Relief material + therapeutic (39 MT) 5 journalists 9 --
5 02-02-2001 Redcross, Iran 28 ton dry food -- 11 --
6 04-02-2001 Redcross ( New Delhi) Medical Relief equipment (4.3 metric tonnes) -- -- Bhuj
7 -- Redcross, France -- 4 -- --

NGOs

S No. Date of arrival Country Content No of team members No. of crew members Destination
1 30-01-2001 Agha Khan Foundation 1500 tents, blankets, medicines etc. (137 rescue unit, 34751 kg) -- -- --
2 04-02-2001 Care Hungary 1000 tents, 45 MT -- 4 --
3 04-02-2001 Care Canada 1000 tents -- -- Bhachau

Miscellaneous

1 02-02-2001 Airforce Aircraft 35 cases of tarpoles, 396 cases biscuuits + medicines+ blankets etc -- -- --
2 04-02-2001 Great Britain + Kenya + UAE (Cargo plane) Biscuits, clothes, Aqua Boxes for Water Purification -- -- --
3 05-02-2001 UK + UAE Aqua Boxes for Water Purification, cloth etc. -- -- --
4 05-02-2001 Bharain + UAE Indonesia (DHL World Wide) Tents, blankets, Garments & assorted food items (31.694 MT) -- 1 + 4 Indian Red Cross, Bhuj


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