Chuck Simmins has been tracking private US donations for the tsunami relief effort in Southeast Asia. His Stingy List [PDF] is a tabulation of private tsunami relief donations, that now shows over $1 billion dollars in U.S. donations from individuals and companies. That amount is above and beyond the hundreds of millions already pledged by the US government.
The Stingy List was created in response to early criticism of US and European relief efforts by UN official Jan Egeland as, “too stingy.” According to Simmins calculations Americans have donated $1,030,714,108.34, though he notes that he’s most likely under-counting the total by 10% or more.
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