Oh, I thought that maybe she didn't agree with an appeal.
Which ever it is, we have to understand that money or rather aid is not necessarily donated in cash from one country to another, and it is taken from a completely different budget to the likes of pensions or road maintenance. So the money sitting in the account waiting for a disaster to happen, cannot be used for anything else. The same criteria covers e.g road infrastructure, that money sitting in an account cannot be used for unemployment benefits.
Anyway, I think we do bloody well as a nation at the public fundraising achievements , and it is probably much the same people who donate to foodbanks , so those who are able, share it around. That in principle is what many would like to see anyway. The rich giving to the poor, and so they do in many ways.
This ebola crisis is critical and needs all the help it can get. Flu pandemic in 1918 infected 500million people worldwide, and killed between 50 and 100 million. We don't want anything like that do we? With much more travel between countries now, the impact would be far worse.
It was prophesised that 75% of the earths population would be wiped out....maybe this is the start, so in that case no amount of money will help I suppose !
See how quickly the Black Death Spreadhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death