Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Is Gaza More Important Than Nepal?

Crunching the numbers, one might think so.
    • Number of Palestinians killed during 2014 Israeli-Gaza conflict: over 2,100.
    • Amount of money pledged to "rebuild" Gaza: $5.4 billion.
    • Number of people killed in Nepal earthquake: at least 5,000.
    • Amount of money pledged for relief/rebuilding: unclear as yet, however, according to this, "While international aid generally surges in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, the totals at year-end tend to remain below the $1 billion mark for any given country, based on data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)."

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