Thursday, June 02, 2005

ReliefWeb � Document Preview � Aussie donors rebuild lives

ReliefWeb � Document Preview � Aussie donors rebuild lives: "Aussie donors rebuild livesAustralian aid non-government organisations (NGOs) made a major impact in helping hundreds of thousands of tsunami survivors, according to Paul O�Callaghan, Executive Director of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).
By 31 March 2005, 31 organisations had received A$280 million in donations from the Australian public to assist tsunami survivors. (NB: This rose to A$313 by mid-May.)
Paul O�Callaghan said, �These donations enabled immediate emergency relief work to begin. As a result, many survivors were able to obtain quick access to basic life necessities, including food, clean water, clothing, temporary shelter, sanitation and access to health care and trauma counselling. This undoubtedly saved many thousands of lives.� "


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