Ireland tops list of world’s most generous nations as year of living with Covid-19 boosts donations
The rating, which is based on figures released by GoFundMe, reveals that Ireland was the highest fundraiser by donations per capita in 2020. Galway is reported as the most charitable region, followed by Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Waterford.Also on rt.com UN chief raises alarm over worst recession in 80 years as Covid-19 pandemic impact grows
Most of the donations were forwarded to the US, according to the crowd funding platform. Millions of dollars have reportedly been sent to the Navajo & Hopi Families Covid-19 Relief Fund since it gained exposure in Ireland in May, raising more than $6.5 million.
Though America’s Food Fund carried out the most successful fundraising campaign netting more than $44 million to feed the most vulnerable in the US during the pandemic, America was ranked only second in the rating of the most generous nations across the globe.Also on rt.com Covid pandemic could push more than a BILLION people worldwide into extreme poverty, UN warns
Britain, Canada and Australia made up the top five of the ranking with the rest of the top 10 filled by European countries, such as Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Denmark.
The list of the most generous cities surprisingly reveals Silver Spring, a suburb of Washington DC, as top in the US, while Londonderry in Northern Ireland was number one among British cities. Bundaberg was Australia’s most generous.
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