2 results for tag: aid


Overheads

Not too long ago, I received an email entitled: "Donating - Interesting, ever wonder where that donation money goes?" It talks about some of the bigger, more well known charities in the world, and some of the salaries they pay out. You can read the 2010 email here, along with some clarifications and updates to the information.  Whether those exact facts are true or not, there is a feeling that many organizations spend too much on their own self-perpetuation, and too little on their charitable purpose. It's a difficult situation because the truth is that to get things done, you do need to spend money on things like an office, computers, transportat...

Under the quiet surface

I drove home on Tuesday night and there were still people in the monastary near the river and people in the Army Base Holding Center. I drove by again on Wednesday morning and all those people were gone. The Thai authorities tell us that they only sent people back who wanted to go home. That the repatriation was voluntary. The news circulating is that people are worried about their homes being looted. People I talked to during the madness of the return on Tuesday were confused. Some didn't know what was happening. Some didn't know why they were being sent back. Some said they didn't want to go back. Its not as if someone stood up and said: ...