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Australian NGO has poor response to Pacific cyclone aid appeal

Australian NGO has poor response to Pacific cyclone aid appeal

Updated 7 January 2013, 21:56 AEST

The head of an Australian NGO that sends aid to the Pacific says an aid appeal for cyclone-affected communities in Fiji and Samoa isn't going as well as expected.

The director of Pacific Smiles, Sheree Rarasea, says Australia's current bushfire emergency may be the issue, as well as public fears of scammers pretending to be charities, and compassion fatigue.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Sheree Rarasea, director of the Australian NGO Pacific Smiles

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