Thursday, May 12, 2005

This article was also linked from AFP Blog Recent News of Note "The international medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) denied claims that it was returning huge amounts of money contributed by donors for victims of last year's killer Asian tsunami because it had received more than it could use.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, in Australia alone the charity had sent out more than 4,000 letters telling donors it could not use their money for tsunami victims, and was therefore proposing to refund them if the donors did not want their money channelled into other causes.

The paper said the charity had had 172 requests for refunds totalling 93,000 Australian dollars (72,540 US dollars) while about 1,700 donors specified other appeals and the rest left the matter up to the charity's discretion. "


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