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ODA (Official Development Assistance)

2003 ODA in Percent of GNP(source OECD Web site)

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Links & Notes 

01/31/05 the Saudis are revealed to be extremely generous indeed: 112% more generous than second place Swedes, 134% more than 3rd place Dutch, 154% more than fourth place Norwegians, 194% more generous than 5th place Australians, and so on to a staggering 1,421% more generous than 11th place French, and 1,617% more than 12th place Americans.
01/03/05 The United States was criticized for offering little aid in the immediate aftermath of the Dec. 26 cataclysm. It has since announced it is providing $350 million.
12/28/04 The United States pledged an additional $20 million in aid today as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell indignantly rejected any suggestion that the American response to the Asian earthquake and tsunami catastrophe had been insufficient.
"The United States is not stingy," Mr. Powell said..........
For reference:
Rupert Murdoch is spending $44 million for a triplex at 834 Fifth Avenue with 20 rooms and a monthly maintenance of $21,469.07)
Aid for Tsunami victims $35 million (Over 100,000 have died and hundreds of thousands more are homeless and weakened)
Bush Inaugural $45 million
Cost for one day of Iraq war $177 million (Over 100,000 civilians have died since the beginning of the US invasion)
February 2002, [U.S. Senator Patrick] Leahy noted that two-thirds of US government aid goes to only two countries: Israel and Egypt.