I saw this list over at BBC's website, it shows how much money each country is willing to aid to rebuild the affected countries after this horrible disaster in South East Asia. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4136153.stm World Bank $250m UK $96m EU $44m US: $35m (The total cost of the war in Iraq is around 4000 times this and counting...) Canada: $33m Japan: $30m Australia: $27m France: $20.4m Denmark: $15.6m Saudi Arabia: $10m Earlier today my own gvernment announced that Sweden is sending 500m SEK in aid as a first step. This equals $74m in US currency. We only have 9m inhabitants for Christ's sake, if we can give this amount of money, there should be lot more to get in that list. Just for the sake of it, I divided the figures with the population of each country ($/inhabitant), this is what I came up with: Sweden $8.22 Denmark $2.99 UK $1.63 Australia $1.45 Canada $1.08 Saudi Arabia $0.47 France $0.34 Japan $0.24 USA $0.13 I know that you can't tell your respective governments what to give or not (well you can, but not in time). What we CAN do is to skip that burger or those beers ONE week and aid the money instead. And when we're at it, there are other countries needing aid too. Just because our politicians are cheap doesn't mean we have to be.