Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Talk About A Big Help

Two more countries have added their names to the list of countries giving MAJOR relief to the Tsunami victims. Australia now tops the list of aid with $765 Million, and Germany is now giving $674 Million. But of all the people that are giving, look at who isn't, the Middle East. Of all the countries over there, 3 of them have pledged any kind of support. Qatar (a small country on the Arabian peninsula) is pledging $25 Million, and Saudi Arabia has upped their contribution to $30 Million. Pakistan although hasn't given any money, has sent 500 troops over there, The rest of the countries aren't doing ANYTHING. Even though the majority of people affected by this event were of Muslim faith, the Muslim countries sit there and twiddle their thumbs. There is over $3 BILLION dollars of relief going over there, and barely 1.5% of it is from Muslims. The majority of relief though is from Europe. There are 9 countries there that have given relief, making up about 40% of the total relief.