The United Nations has announced that the global response to the tsunami about a year ago was the best disaster response yet. Governments followed through, for the most part, with the money pledged and the amount of money donated by private donors was the largest ever seen.
”The world’s response to the tsunami was the best ever,” U N emergency coordinator Jan Egeland said. ”Governments, the private sector, and individuals around the world opened their hearts and their wallets. Private donations for the tsunami eclipsed anything seen before,” he told Reuters.