Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Charities finding it difficult to raise money for the displace of Lebanon.

TimesOline has this:

"The poor public response is in sharp contrast to other recent British Red Cross appeals. One for the Darfur region of Sudan raised twice as much in its first four weeks, the Pakistani earthquake appeal brought in ten times as much, and the Asian tsunami a hundred times as much. After the Beslan massacre in Russia, the charity raised as much in one day as the Lebanon appeal has in a month."

The last line is interesting:

"The only charity to raise substantial funds is Christian Aid."