Monday, December 26, 2005

UN Spends 1/3 Of Tsunami Funds on Overhead

From UPI with a hat tip to LGF, up to 1/3 of the $590 million spent by the UN relief effort has gone to 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.

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