China Red Cross Questioned on Earthquake Relief Fund
World Journal, Posted: May 22, 2008
NEW YORK—As people across the world donate to China's earthquake victims, the Red Cross Society of China is being scrutinized over how they are managing the earthquake relief fund, reports the World Journal. Some critics charge the China Red Cross with corruption, claiming the organization paid 13 million RMB (about $1.86 million) for 1,000 tents. But officials from China Red Cross deny the charges, saying they paid 1,174 RMB (about $168.2) for each tent on average, which is the lowest price they could find. Officials with the China Red Cross also deny charges that they are charging an additional 30 percent as an administration fee, saying they only charge 3 to 5 percent.
yu888 wrote:for more info use the Google tool bar on the left to search the net (not just the site) and try out some key words and see what you come up with
And fwiw, the American Red Cross expenses runs at about 5% and 95% goes to programs or relief.
http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public/Re ... rityID=679
Brits Abroad has close ties with both of the above local organisations and we continue to support them on an ongoing basis.
They are both appealing for emergency funds and we can vouch for their honesty and integrity.
If you want to find out more about the relief aid they are providing please check out their websites.
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