As of yesterday, the amount the United States has pledged is eclipsed by the $96 million promised by Britain, a country with one-fifth the population, and by the $75 million vowed by Sweden, which amounts to $8.40 for each of its 9 million people. Denmark’s pledge of $15.6 million amounts to roughly $2.90 per capita. The US donation is 12 cents per capita. For perspective, the $35 million dollars in aid that the U.S. has committed to tsunami relief efforts equals three-and-a-half hours of the cost of fighting the Iraq War.
If you wish to make a donation-Doctors w/o Borders, American Red Cross, American Jewish World Service and OxFam were all very highly rated.