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  1. You can't tame terrorists with aid

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... There is no reason, either, to doubt the claim that the US would have helped Indonesians in their distress 'regardless of religion'. But as the Sarkhan incident showed, aid can be counterproductive. ... of exploiting suffering. Most governments still expect some dividend from aid. So, it is natural for Mr Powell to hope that since 'the majority of those nations affected [by the tsunami] were ...

  2. HK$50m and rising, aid relief flows in for Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Big-hearted Hongkongers have donated almost HK$50 million in relief aid for Japan in the two weeks since the country was ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami- and more is on the way next week when a starstudded concert is held. As of yesterday morning, World Vision in Hong Kong had raised more than HK$20 million for the victims. The Red Cross had also received more ...

  3. Sichuan charity trail a cause for concern

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nothing dampens the spirit of giving more than the feeling of being short-changed. For that reason global aid agencies have striven to combat perceptions that money donated to relieve suffering and poverty in far away places is at risk of being bled dry by bloated aid bureaucracies, waste and corruption. If people who give money in good faith have reason to worry whether ...

  4. Aid to Pakistan must not end up in wrong hands

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are many obstacles in the way of giving. Worries about corruption is one. The memory of aid that went missing and was wasted after an earthquake in 2005 that killed almost 80,000 people is still ... is offered will not be enough to rebuild what has been destroyed, though. It is time for donors to come forward, co-ordinate their efforts and find ways to ensure that aid does not end up in corrupt ...

  5. A prayer for the dying- but will the junta listen?

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cyclone Nargis struck, it is estimated that up to 100,000 people are dead or missing. Up to 1.5 million survivors are facing dire prospects unless aid relief reaches them soon. Incredibly, the generals have declared they only want aid, not aid workers. Their decision is shocking and callous; it is only matched by their utter cynicism by going ahead with a referendum on a draft ...

  6. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Ministry of Commerce said yesterday that China would provide medical supplies worth 18 million yuan (HK$20.5 million) in additional aid to quake-ravaged Haiti. ... cent of them had taken part in previous UN peacekeeping missions, the ministry's statement said. With the 18 million yuan of additional aid, Beijing has so far provided humanitarian aid ...

  7. Kingdom leads on overseas aid

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 'Kingdom of humanity' is outranking richer countries of the West when it comes to humanitarian aid, the United Nations reports. Saudi Arabia is the largest international donor to humanitarian appeals when measured as a percentage of GDP, with 0.19 per cent of the value of its economy donated to overseas aid, according to the report. The United States was 19th ...

  8. Quake victims move into homes built by aid project

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Sichuan Hundreds of Sichuan peasants whose homes collapsed in the quake last year have moved into new houses built with the help of the South China Morning Post Homes for Hope project. More than 320 concrete houses, bright as new pins, line a ...

  9. A-Mei calls for aid for typhoon victims

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Mando-pop diva Sherry 'A-Mei' Chang Hui-mei is calling for donations to aid Taiwan's typhoon victims. Born into an indigenous family in the rugged mountains of eastern Taiwan, Chang said her hometown was among one of the affected areas hit by mudslides and floods triggered by typhoon Morakot, which Taiwan recently. The floods caused by the typhoon ...

  10. Boost mental aid, doctors urge as Sars pain lingers

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Up to 50 per cent of Sars survivors still suffer from mental problems six years after the outbreak, raising concern that more needs to be done to deal with the psychological impact of pandemics on patients. Doctors say the problems they experi ...




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