Friday, October 24, 2003

Department of the Willing

I've been meaning to post something like this for some time:

"List of Countries Supporting Iraq Effort"

By The Associated Press

October 23, 2003, 11:14 AM EDT

Countries besides the United States that are lending assistance in postwar Iraq:


Albania -- 71 non-combat troops to help with peacekeeping, based in northern Iraq.

Azerbaijan -- 150-man unit to take part in patrols, law enforcement and protection of religious and historic monuments in Iraq.

Bulgaria -- 485-member infantry battalion patrolling Karbala, south of Baghdad. An additional 289 will be sent.

Central America and the Caribbean -- Dominican Republic (with 300 troops), El Salvador (360), Honduras (360) and Nicaragua (120) are assisting a Spanish-led brigade in south-central Iraq.

Czech Republic -- 271 military personnel and three civilians running a field hospital in Basra; 25 military police in Iraq.

Denmark -- 406 troops, consisting of light infantry units, medics and military police. An additional 90 soldiers are being sent.

Georgia -- 69, including 34 special troops, 15 sappers and 20 medics.

Estonia -- 55 soldiers, including mine divers and cargo handlers.

Hungary -- 300-member transportation contingent in Iraq.

Italy -- 3,000 troops in southern Iraq.

Moldova -- Dozens of de-mining specialists and medics.

Netherlands -- 1,106, including a core of 650 marines, three Chinook transport helicopters, a logistics team, a field hospital, a commando contingent, military police and a unit of 230 military engineers.

New Zealand -- 61 army engineers assigned for reconstruction work in southern Iraq.

Norway -- 156-member force includes engineers and mine clearers.

Philippines -- 177 soldiers, police and medics.

Poland -- 2,400 troops command one of three military sectors in Iraq.

Portugal -- 120 police officers.

Romania -- 800 military personnel, including 405 infantry, 149 de-mining specialists and 100 military police, along with a 56-member special intelligence detachment.

Slovakia -- 82 military engineers.

South Korea -- 675 non-combat troops with more forces on the way.

Spain -- 1,300 troops, mostly assigned to police duties in south-central Iraq.

Thailand -- 400 troops assigned to humanitarian operations.

Ukraine -- 1,640 soldiers from a mechanized unit.

United Kingdom -- 7,400, 1,200 more planned.

Other countries making troop contributions are Kazakhstan (27), Latvia (106), Lithuania (90) Macedonia (28). Details on these deployments were not available.

The United States is in discussions with 14 other countries about providing troops.

Economic reconstruction pledges for Iraq made prior to or during the Madrid conference:

Belgium -- $5 million-$6 million for 2004.

European Union -- $230 million for 2004.

Iran -- Offered to provide electricity and gas.

Japan -- $1.5 billion the first year and is considering a medium-term package for presentation at Madrid.

Philippines -- $1 million.

South Korea -- $200 million over four years in addition to $60 million committed this year.

Spain -- $300 million for 2004-07.

Sweden -- $32.7 million for 2004-05.

United Kingdom -- $900 million for three years, including money contributed since April.

World Bank -- $3 billion-$5 billion over five years.