Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Ethiopian aid money spent on weapons

What a shame, although not a surprise to read that millions of pounds raised to help save lives during the Ethiopian famine ended up being spend on weapons to destroy lives. Read the story at the BBC here.

There is always a worry of corruption when payments are made for disasters. This kind of story will put people of giving to international emergencies. However modern relief agencies are very well organised today compared to the 1980's. Therefore it's safer to give to a well known agency because these days criminals even setup fake websites to steal your money.

Worldwide Corruption Preception Index can be viewed here

Charities can be checked at the GuideStar here

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