Caritas director Mike Smith said it’s a particularly pleasing response, given the perception that aid was not getting through, or being diverted by the Myanmar government.

Caritas pleased with donor response to Burma (Myanmar) appeal

Source: Caritas
Date: 16 Jan 2009

New Zealanders have so far given about $130,000 to the Burma/Myanmar cyclone appeal run by Catholic aid agency Caritas, and donations continue to flow in.

Caritas director Mike Smith said it’s a particularly pleasing response, given the perception that aid was not getting through, or being diverted by the Myanmar government.

“A lot of callers have wanted to check whether their money will get through to help,” he said. “Fortunately we’ve been able to reassure them that our funds are being channelled through the international Caritas network to a relief response set up with the Catholic Church network in Burma/Myanmar.” continue http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/CJAL-7NCQMT?OpenDocument

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