Given the most destructive tsunami was at around 8 am, local time, on 26 December - when would you have preferred charities to make appeals?Le Démerdeur wrote: ↑Fri May 08, 2020 5:19 pm
What gets me is the surge in charity advertising now they have a captive audience, exactly what happened during the Xmas shutdown after the 2004 tsunami and of course afterwards the scandals slowly revealed of how in many cases none of the money was ever given to charity.
In the UK, THE appeal was run and coordinated by the Disasters Emergency Committee; a committee made up of bona fide NGOs. It raised around £400m (still a UK record) much of which was donated in the first 24 hours which would seem to justify the appeal interrupting your Christmas!
If you have information or specific claims about UK charities/organisations asking for donations ("in many cases") in 2004 and early 2005 and keeping them, post it rather than just sweeping aspersions. There were around 230,000 fatalities, around 2 million people made homeless and 14 countries around the Indian Ocean affected - that's what got me!