“A few NGOs are getting a lot of bad press. What’s the overall track record?”

The Washington Post published the above-titled article on the Post’s website. The article reads in part as follows:

In recent months, five earthquakes have wreaked havoc on Indonesia. The Sept. 28 earthquake killed more than 2,000 people and left thousands missing after a tsunami slammed into the island of Sulawesi.

International nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) rushed to the scene to provide relief services to survivors, as they had done after similar disasters in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the world. But much was wasted in these responses, according to analysis by watchdog groups. In early October, the Indonesian government ordered foreign aid workers to leave. The government said that such assistance ‘may hamper the rescue and recovery work.’”


“Why are NGOs coming under fire?”

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