US Charity Donations for Haiti Outpaces Tsunami Giving

Donations to U.S. charities' operations in Haiti are outpacing the donations given in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami but still lag behind the pace of donation for Hurricane Katrina victims, the

reports. By Jan. 21, Haiti donations to 32 U.S. charities have reached USD305 million. The Washington post noted that donations to Katrina victims reached USD580 million eight day after the event, while donations to the Asian tsunami reached USD163 million in the same number of days.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.