Philippines Relief: Giving Pointers

Philippines Relief: Giving Pointers

Super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines leaving approximately 9 million people homeless and thousands dead. International disaster relief is a tricky situation. Prior experiences in giving to victims of the Haitian earthquake and the Asian tsunami have left many questions unanswered about where donors' money went and what help did it actually provide. These are good questions. Here are three pointers for donors to ask when looking to give to charities undertaking disaster relief: local history, expertise in international relief and track record. Here are our thoughts.

 

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image credit: A few palm trees remain standing amid the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Tacloban, Philippines by Henry Donati - DFID / CC Attribution 2.0 Generic

 


 

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