Thursday, December 30, 2004

Christmas is Over the Spirit has Gone

"We were more generous when we were less rich, many of the rich countries," he said. "And it is beyond me, why are we so stingy, really. ... Even Christmas time should remind many Western countries at least how rich we have become."
Criticisms by U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland on Monday.

Thursday world governments have pledged $500 million in aid to quake-tsunami disaster victims.

"Let me say that in this particular instance the response has been very good," said Annan.

One measure by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that none of the world's richest countries donated even 1 percent of its gross national income. The highest, as of April, was Norway, at 0.92 percent; the lowest was the United States, at 0.14 percent.

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Blogger Wonder said...

Just maybe individuals of this nation are not represented so well by their government as they seem to be overwhelmingly in favor of support for Asia in their time of need, I am so proud and glad all of you are proving me so wrong :)

Sat Jan 01, 11:35:00 PM EST  

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