Thursday, July 21, 2011

Top 20 recipients of humanitarian aid, 2000-2009. One entity gets a whole lot.

From the new Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2011:

In absolute terms, Sudan receives the most aid and "Palestine" the second most (the gap is narrowing in recent years.)

But on a per-capita basis, the Palestinian Arabs receive about 9 times as much aid as the Sudanese do, and of course far more aid per capita than any other people on the planet.

Keep that in mind when the next mall, five star hotel or seaside resort opens in Gaza or the West Bank. 

Or ask yourself whether Palestinian Arabs deserve 39 times the aid per capita that residents of the Congo receive.

(h/t Challah Hu Akbar)