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January 4th, 2005 - ldhenson — LiveJournal
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CNN.com has an article titled "Where do your donations go?".

The article is by no means an in-depth study of aid agencies, but there's some interesting explanation of one of the reasons why cash remains the best thing to donate for the tsunami relief effort (in short, the money can be sent on to local charities, which can then purchase supplies locally, saving expensive overseas-transport costs).

If you scroll halfway down, there's also a brief overview of how much money per $100 actually goes towards relief efforts for 6 well-known charities (Christian Aid, AmeriCares, American Red Cross, Save the Children, Medicins sans Frontières, and Oxfam).

(Yes, there are a couple of typos in the article. CNN.com has shown an increasing number of typos since they started reporting on the tsunamis, but presumably they're being overloaded with news.)
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