In total how much emergency aid (or
money) has been donated from the
united nations (canada)?
im doing a little essay and i need
a total number of operations they
have done or like how much money
they have raised to go toward
giving other countries emergency
aid and it must be from canada.
total this year for food only from Canada to the U.N. is 230 million dollars an increase of 50 million from last year. the web site is here and there is plan to increse it 50 more million if I read it correctly.
the aid america gives is 241 Billion dollars an dthe world is crying we don't do enought here is a site that has the countries listed in donation order.
1. The USA
is the world's biggest giver
“When the going gets tough, Americans keep giving - to the tune of nearly $241 billion. Charitable donations for 2002 set a new high, rising 1 percent over 2001's total in current dollars, according to Giving USA
, a report released Monday by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel's Trust for Philanthropy in Indianapolis. The estimated $240.92 billion in gifts equaled 2.3 percent of US gross domestic product.
Although once it is adjusted for inflation the amount represents a 0.5 percent decline since 2001, it still shows "the resilience and pervasiveness of giving in our culture," says Leo Arnoult, chair of the AAFRC Trust.
Most donations come from individuals (76 percent of the total), and some nonprofit sectors were hit harder last year than others.”
By Stacy A. Teicher | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor newsfeed, 2003 June 23
2. ... and the stingiest
is only the worlds' biggest giver because it is rich. In terms of generosity and altruism, the USA
is the most stingy and self-interested giver in the developed world:
"[Americans] are regularly told by politicians and the media, that America is the world's most generous nation
. This is one of the most conventional pieces of 'knowledgeable ignorance'. According to the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the US gave between $6 and $15 billion in foreign aid in the period between 1995 and 1999. In absolute terms, Japan gives more than the US, between $9 and $15 billion in the same period. But the absolute figures are less significant than the proportion of gross domestic product (GDP, or national wealth) that a country devotes to foreign aid. On that league table, the US ranks twenty-second of the 22 most developed nations
. As former President Jimmy Carter commented: 'We are the stingiest nation
of all'. Denmark is top of the table, giving 1.01% of GDP, while the US manages just 0.1%. The United Nations has long established the target of 0.7% GDP for development assistance
, although only four countries actually achieve this: Denmark, 1.01%; Norway, 0.91%; the Netherlands, 0.79%; Sweden, 0.7%. Apart from being the least generous nation
, the US is highly selective in who receives its aid. Over 50% of its aid budget
is spent on middle-income countries in the Middle East, with Israel being the recipient of the largest single share"
"Why do people hate America?" by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies, 2002. p79
Not only that, but according to one source cited by Sarder & Davies, 80% of that aid itself actually goes to American companies in those foreign countries.
% of USA
El Salvador 3.3
“US aid, which acquired an increasingly military flavour during the Regan years, is now concentrated on a relatively small number of countries of special political importance.”
"Introduction to International Politics" by Heater & Berridge, p80
According to Heater & Berridge, Israel has been receiving 12/13% of all American charitable foreign aid since 1979, the chart shows numbers from 1988-1989.