Photo by Noel Celis/AFP
MANILA, Philippines (25th UPDATE) – The international community has pledged to assist the Philippines as it struggles to address the devastation caused by super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan).
In an effort to promote transparency, the government has also come out with a website where they will be posting international aid they received for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. The initiative has been dubbed as FAiTh, or the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub. The site is now up and running as of posting. It provides details of each country and international organization's donation which the government has been notified of.
As of November 28, FAiTH has posted a total of P18.206 billion or US$ 414.625 million in pledged assistance.
Meanwhile, here is the list of foreign aid that Rappler has compiled with information coming from the government, different embassies, and international organizations:
(Photo: CPL Glen McCarthy u00a9Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)
Photo provided by the Chinese Embassy in Manila
10. Czech Republic
29. The Netherlands
30. New Zealand
34. Papua New Guinea
37. Saudi Arabia
41. South Africa
51. United Arab Emirates
52. United Kingdom
Here is British Ambassador Asif Ahmad talking about the UK's relief efforts that arrived in Cebu (posted November 14):
53. United States of America
(Posted on Nov 15) Photo provided by the Phiilippine Embassy in Washington
1. Filipino - Malaysian Community
2. International Committee of the Red Cross
3. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
4. European Union
Photo from the EU Delegation in the Philippines