Update from Chalice on famine in Africa

From Chalice:

Every dollar donated to Chalice East Africa Drought Relief Fund from 6 July to 9 Sept. will be matched by the Canadian Government.

Folks, here’s your chance to double the impact of your money. Everybody complains about the misuse of tax dollars. Now you can dictate where some tax dollars will go. Please be generous.

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One thought on “Update from Chalice on famine in Africa

  1. Except that we won’t really have a say as to where our tax dollars will go. The devil is in the details.

    CIDA’s website states: “Please note that the East Africa Drought Relief Fund is separate from the funds raised by charities and will be administered separately by the Government of Canada. This means that a charity declaring the amount of eligible donations raised does not receive a matching dollar from the Government of Canada. For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities, the government will set aside one dollar for the Relief Fund. The government will use the relief fund to support the efforts of experienced Canadian and international humanitarian organizations to meet immediate needs in response to the drought in East Africa.” (http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/ACDI-CIDA.nsf/eng/ANN-72082543-GL5)

    Which NGO’s is the money going to and how are they going to spend it? We don’t yet know who’s on the receiving end of this special fund. Furthermore, according to CIDA’S Guidelines for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Project Proposals and Reports (click here and scroll to end of page for link to .pdf file), program output#1 includes “family planning and reproductive health services” (page 10).
    (I wouldn’t be too surprised to see abortion proposed to the East African women as a way to unburden them from another mouth to feed. Much easier to kill them than feed them.)

    I’d rather Chalice not report what they get as it is likely that their good deeds will be undone by the establishment NGO’s.

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