USA 350 million..
UK gives 96 million dollar
Sweden contributes with 76 million dollar
Tonight both Swedish Televsion “SVT” and the other terrestrial broadcaster TV 4 has held an event to collect money (The TV 4 event has been shown in their competing Swedish satellite channels TV 3 and Kanal 5). SVT and TV 4 co-operated in order to not overlap each other, and make sure it covered most of the evening
Together they’ve gathered 51 million dollars to add to the about 9 million dollars they had gathered before, in private contributions.. Bringing the total Swedish contributions close to 140 million dollars.. (fairly good, considering that we’re only 9 million people living in Sweden, which equals about $15/person).
UK has got 115 million dollars in private contributions.. (About 210 million dollars in all.. = $3.5/person)
I haven’t seen a number for any of the countries, but it’s record numbers both in USA and Australia when it comes to private donations..
Maybe there’s hope for humanity after all.. Even if I hope it doesn’t stay with this..
Maybe not a direct disaster of the magnitude of what happened in South East Asia, but people tend to forget that there’s a disaster going on all the time, with millions of people dying from hunger or diseases in the world. 24,000 people on average is dying as a result of hunger every single day.