Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan): Aid, donations from int'l community

DESTRUCTION. At least 100 are reported dead in Tacloban City, Leyte but government forces have yet to fully assess the extent of damage and loss of life due to Typhoon Yolanda.

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:


1.  Australia 

MISSION. After disembarking from the RAAF C-130J Hercules, Australian Official, Navy Warrant Officer Chuck Connors of the Australian Embassy(right), welcomes the civilian AusMAT on their arrival at Mactan-Cebu.

(Photo: CPL Glen McCarthy u00a9Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)

2. Bahrain

3. Bangladesh

4. Belgium  

5. Brazil

6. Brunei

7. Cambodia

8. Canada

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

9. China

FRIENDLY GESTURE. China sends medical professionals to help in the areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda.

Photo provided by the Chinese Embassy in Manila

10. Czech Republic

DONATION. Ambassador Josef Rychtar and Red Cross Richard Berger Chief during the turn over of the Czech Republic's donation for the Typhoon Yolanda relief operations. Photo provided by the Czech Embassy in Manila.

11. Denmark 

12.  Finland

13.  France

14.  Germany 

15. Hungary

16. India

17. Indonesia 

18. Ireland

19. Israel

20. Italy

21. Japan

22. Kuwait

23. Laos

24. Luxembourg

25. Macau

26. Malaysia 

27. Mexico

28. Myanmar

29. The Netherlands 

30. New Zealand 

31. Norway 

32. Pakistan

33. Panama

34. Papua New Guinea

35. Qatar

36. Russia 

37. Saudi Arabia

38. Singapore

39. Slovakia

40. Slovenia

41. South Africa

42. Spain

46. Switzerland

47. Taiwan

48. Thailand

49. Turkey

50. Ukraine

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 

HELP IS ON ITS WAY. Marines load supplies onto an MV-22 Osprey operating in support of Operation Damayan in Tacloban Airport.

(Posted on Nov 15) Photo provided by the Phiilippine Embassy in Washington

54. Ukraine

55. Vatican 

56. Vietnam


1. Filipino - Malaysian Community 

IN-KIND. Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya and Vice Consul Johann Andal recieive donations from representatives of Think Tank Sdn Bhd and Harley Bikers in the Klang area. Photo from the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia.

2. International Committee of the Red Cross 

3. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) 

4. European Union 

EMERGENCY. EU Development Commissioner Piebalgs convenes emergency meeting of EU Ambassadors in Manila in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Photo from the EU Delegation in the Philippines