Outside of Africa, Haiti is almost the world's poorest country, and the recent disaster has caught the planet's attention. We read today how the US military has been mobilised in support of the victims of the earthquake, and how many nations around the world have pledged emergency funds to help relieve the after-effects of the tragedy. Below is a list, published by the Guardian, of nations who have offered help. South Africa is the only African nation to pledge support, and there is a noticeable lack of assistance from our Arab brethren (well, they are only Kufar after all).
In addition to a noticeable lack of help from some quarters, are the counterproductive and opportunistic noises coming from the liberal lobby. They haven't quite got round to blaming Western nations for the disaster yet, although as we saw recently, some were keen to blame the earthquake on "climate change".
Another development, pointed out here as well as by Sarah, Maid of Albion on her blog, are the calls for emergency visas for both adults and children so they can be brought to Western countries for "asylum" purposes. This is another example of an "if you disagree, you're racist" idea, and is entirely without reason or merit.
There is no reason why thousands of Haitians must be brought to Canada or any other country, unless it is nearby, and this represents a blatant and disgusting attempt to take advantage of a natural disaster for ideological ends. There is no reason why emergency camps cannot be set up either in Haiti itself, or in Cuba, which is right next door.
anyway, here's the list:
Funding, commited and uncommited, $
|Private (individuals & organisations)||135430093|
|World Bank (emergency loan)||100000000|
|Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)||10000000|
|UN & agencies||10000000|
|Inter-American Development Bank||200000|