Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage-"SPECIAL REPORT - Aid groups hope post-tsunami world more generous

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage:

Sun February 20, 2005 7:24 PM GMT+05:30
By Irwin Arieff
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - 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 on Dec. 26.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says governments, international agencies and relief groups alone have notified it of $5.7 billion in donations."


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