Thursday 24 August 2017

Aid alone is not answer to Africa

Sir -- I'm writing in response to the article by Eilis O'Hanlon in last week's Sunday Independent.

The Irish public is generously supporting Oxfam's appeal for East Africa at the moment. All money raised is ring-fenced for our response to this crisis as it has always been for any such emergency.

Ms O'Hanlon questioned the amount of money Oxfam Ireland spends on its overseas programmes. However, she was very selective in the use of figures from our annual audited accounts, all of which are available to the public on our website.

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