Egeland, the UN's undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief, has called for a major international response -- and went so far as to call the U.S. government and others "stingy" on foreign aid in general.
"If, actually, the foreign assistance of many countries now is 0.1 or 0.2 percent of the gross national income, I think that is stingy, really," he said. "I don't think that is very generous.
"We need rich countries, rich individuals, even only those of us who are reasonably affluent to respond generously," Egeland said.
"Here we are facing people who have lost everything. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything. Millions of people are now living in the worst possible hazards of having polluted drinking water, no sanitation, no health services," he said, adding that the conditions are sure to lead to disease.
American Red Cross ( http://www.redcross.org/ ) は現時点で スマトラ沖震災にspecificなドネーションをするところが見当たらない (Disaster Relief Fund が使われるのだろうけど) が、 国際赤十字・赤新月社連盟 ( http://www.ifrc.org/ ) からだと直接使途を 指定できる。 UNICEF ( http://www.unicef.org/ ) だと寄付画面に各国語版がある。