International Affairs

Cambodia's Prime Minister Wants to Expel a US Charity
August 2, 2017 at 10:40 am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that a U.S. charity "must get out of Cambodia," accusing the organization of making misleading exaggerations about the country's sex industry during an interview aired on CNN, the New York Times reports. CNN's report, "Life after trafficking: The Girls Sold for Sex by Their Mothers," was a follow-up…

Global Crackdown on Over 300 UK Charities Due to Illegal Funds
July 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Bank accounts of over 300 charities based in the U.K. have been shut down within the past two years due to a global crackdown on illegal funds, Reuters reported. In addition, Charity Finance Group told Reuters that delayed payments have disrupted operations in thousands of charities, which has caused financial loss and risks to employees...

Oxfam's "Straightforward" Direct Mail Control
July 21, 2017 at 8:49 am

A direct mail acquisition effort from a relief agency is notable for what it does not include. Mailer Name: Oxfam America Date Mailed: April 2014 to April 2017 Oxfam America, based in Boston is an affiliate of the larger worldwide Oxfam organization. This specific acquisition effort has been in the mail in this form for […]

Andrew Forrest Gives $298M to Causes Covering Health, Education and Fighting Modern Slavery
May 23, 2017 at 10:45 am

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest on Monday made the country's biggest philanthropic gift by a living individual, donating $298 million to causes covering health, education and fighting modern slavery. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sang the praises of the one-third owner of world No. 4 iron ore producer Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, who has faced occasional…

Parks 'to Be Run By Charities' Under Plans Backed By the National Trust
April 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

Parks will be removed from the control of councils and run by charities under plans backed by the National Trust to stop them closing and falling into disrepair. Earlier this year MPs warned that parks risked returning to the neglect of the Eighties and Nineties because of budget cuts, with many facing the threat of…