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Monday, February 21, 2005

Aid Groups Hope Post-Tsunami World More Generous

Planet Ark : Aid Groups Hope Post-Tsunami World More Generous
The Indian Ocean tsunami has triggered the most generous outpouring of humanitarian aid in history, making relief groups hopeful of a basic shift in the way the world reacts to desperately needy people.

In all, governments, aid groups, businesses and individuals have pledged $8 billion to $9 billion for tsunami relief in just eight weeks after an earthquake and wall of water devastated coastlines from Somalia to Thailand Dec. 26.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says governments, international agencies and relief groups alone have notified it of $5.7 billion in donations.


Blogger Saskboy said...

I think Java would argue that the world didn't change much after the big tsunami, given the lack of real warning the other week.

8:47 AM  

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