When international charitable giving is discussed in local circles, inevitably someone will say, "What about the needy and hungry right here in our city? Shouldn't we help them too?" That's not a question I disagree with or have a strong opinion about other than the poor here in the U.S. have much more access and infrastructure for responding for needs.
For international giving, infrastructure for aid also exists, but it is not nearly as stable as domestic charitable outreach. That said, I found this article interesting. I rather than provided a link back because it's a report that requires a sign in. Click here if you're interested in signing up for a subscription to reports from philanthropy.com