Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Agent_Smith, Feb 14, 2005.
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I was really impressed with the action of I think the DEC, a couple of weeks or so ago, contacting donors to ask if they wanted surplus donations returned or were happy for their donation to be diverted to other pressing emergency needs in Africa or elsewhere. Also in briefly running a well-presented TV advertisement thanking the public.
Not appropriate every time, but I think that approach was suitable in this case, and was in the long-term interests of overseas emergency needs in the future.
It just shows how generous we (as in the human race, not just brits) can be when we want to help out our fellow man. Long may it continue...
Let's just hope that they don't give the surplus direct to the Indonesian and Sri Lankan governments - there's long-running civil wars in both places, so no guessing where the money would end up (Ã la Ethiopia)... </cynic>
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