Friday, December 15, 2006

Disaster Aid

It seems the more fundraising we do, the more interested we become in how other aid organizations operate and spend their money.

This story from the Reuters Foundation looks at a report from the International Red Cross, which details how much money was distributed per person per disaster in 2005. Given the relative value of dollars around the world, it's difficult to know how much assistance a person receives from the money they're given. Still, the power of the US dollar is rather striking.

Which brings up another interesting article from MSN. According to this report, if you earn more than $2,200/year, you are in the top half of the world's wealthiest. The report also says the three richest people in the world have more money than the bottom 48 counties combined. It doesn't name names, but I'm presuming they mean Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Carlos Slim Helu, who have a combined net worth (according to Forbes) $136.86 billion.


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