December 26, 2005

Look overhead

Charles at LGF links to this not-so-unexpected news item at United Press International:
Overheads take up to 1/3 of tsunami funds
Up to about a third of the $590 million U.N. fund spent for the Indian Ocean tsunami relief may have gone to pay for overhead.

The Financial Times says its two-month investigation showed the money appears to have been spent on administration, staff and related costs. The $590 million was part of the United Nation's $1.1 billion disaster flash appeal.

The newspaper also found several U.N. agencies continue to refuse to disclose details of their relief expenditure in spite of earlier pledges of transparency by senior officials.
As one person commented at Charles' site: "What restraint!" I guess those limos and gourmet meals really eat into the budget... Posted by DaveH at December 26, 2005 11:46 AM
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