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25 Feb 2005 description
report Oxfam

While the worlds richest countries have given millions of dollars to ensure that the UN appeal for the tsunami is funded, their response to the world's 15 other biggest emergencies has been stingy, said international agency Oxfam, today.

Barbara Stocking, Director of Oxfam Great Britain, said: "The tsunami has shown that when the world wants to deal with a humanitarian crisis it can mobilise massive resources and save lives. So far the global response to world's other emergencies has been stingy in comparison.