Friday, December 31, 2004

Lack of WORLD aid indefensible

"The World Bank pledged $250 million for the victims, bringing the total amount of promised international relief money to close to half a billion dollars, U.N. officials said."
Source: AP courtesy Yahoo!News, 12/31/04

500 million dollars? 5 days into this and all the countries in the world can only come up with is 500 million dollars? This is unbelievable! There're a 120,000 people dead so far, millions of people jobless and homeless, and this is all they've come up with so far.

Some links to efforts to push the American government to pay more are here and here. If you're from another country, particularly a wealthy European country or Japan, please post any similar efforts.