- $100 million pledged from the U.S. by President Barack Obama, plus search and rescue teams from locations such as quake-prone Southern California are assisting in the effort to pull survivors from the rubble.
- Canada has pledged the equivalent of U.S. $4.8 million, and will match private contributions up to $47 million U.S.
- Britain has pledged $10 million, plus is sending administrators and rescue help.
- Other nations: Australia, $9.3 million; Norway, $5.3 million; Japan, $5 million; Spain, $4.37 million plus rescue teams; Germany, $2.17 million plus rescue help; the Netherlands, $2.9 million; Denmark, $1.9 million; Finland, $1.8 million; Italy, $1.46 million; Sweden, $850,000.
- $1 million each from India, South Korea and China.
- $10 million from the U.N., $100 million from the World Bank, and $4.37 million from the European Union. Sweden has also offered to build a base to replace the destroyed U.N. headquarters.
- Search-and-rescue and medical help from Mexico, France, Taiwan, Israel, Iceland, Portugal, Switzerland and Venezuela.
"Let me brief you about our own UN staff. The picture looks very much as it did yesterday. Approximately 150 UN staff remain unaccounted for. Roughly 100 of them were likely in the UN headquarters building, the Christopher Hotel, when it collapsed. I have seen the image of this UN headquarter. It was terrible. Half of the Christopher Hotel had totally collapsed.Haitian President Rene Preval said Thursday that the head of the U.N. mission in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, a Tunisian, was killed in the collapse, though Ban has not confirmed this. The WSJ has a remembrance of the diplomat.
As we speak, search and rescue teams are working, using dogs and electronic sensing equipment to try to find survivors.
...So far, we know that 9 UN police officers have been injured and 4 killed. Another 18 remain missing. My Spokesperson can provide their nationalities.
Among the military, UN teams on the ground are still validating the list of the missing. The number is thought to be approximately 20. The death toll of all military and police officers stands at 22, of many nationalities. Again, my Spokesperson can provide the nationalities."
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