October 2, 2009 / 6:40 AM / in 10 years

FACTBOX: Foreign aid for Philippine floods

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines ordered the forced evacuation of people living in low-lying coastal areas on Friday as a “super typhoon” threatened devastation a week after flash floods killed nearly 300 people in and around Manila.

Here is a breakdown of slightly over $15 million worth of humanitarian assistance promised and sent so far:

EUROPEAN UNION

- The European Union and some member-states, including Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland, have contributed a total of 254 million pesos ($5.3 million).

UNITED NATIONS

The World Food Programme has committed to deliver about $500,000 worth of rice and the World Health Organisation has promised $42,000 in relief funds. UNICEF has initially provided 6.9 million pesos ($144,900) and is appealing for $3.5 million.

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

- $3 million in cash donation

UNITED STATES

-$100,000 in relief efforts. Jerry cans and hygiene kits worth $400,000 were being brought by chartered flight on Friday.

CHINA

-$140,000 in donations, including contributions from Huawei Corporation.

JAPAN

- $220,000 worth of relief goods.

SOUTH KOREA

- $300,000 in the form of rubber boats, tents, rice, medical supplies and other relief materials. Another $50,000 was donated by Korea’s OCI Company Ltd.

AUSTRALIA

- $879,000.

CANADA

- About $4.7 million was promised by Ottawa and an additional $50,000 was raised by its Manila embassy staff.

SINGAPORE

- The government was sending $30,000 and an additional $20,000 was raised by the Singapore Red Cross.

INDONESIA

- Indonesia’s PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk pledged to donate one million packs of instant noodles.

TAIWAN

- Taiwan sent knock-down tents for temporary shelter areas.

ITALY

- Rome donated portable water pumps, generator sets and water purifiers and tanks.

OXFAM

- Potable water and non-food items, such as blankets, soaps, cleaning equipment, clothes and water containers.

WORLD VISION

- The humanitarian agency appealed for $2 million help to provide food and relief goods to 100,000 people in flooded areas near the capital.

Reporting by Manny Mogato; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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