Rising costs forcing donors to cut back aid – World Vision

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KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are feeling the pinch as rising costs have forced regular donors to cut back on their contributions, says World Vision Malaysia.

To ensure that those they serve continue to receive the assistance needed, the NGOs are working hard to contain the expenditure while seeking alternative sources of income to cover the shortfalls.

“None of us is immune to the high cost of living.

“The same applies to many of the communities that World Vision seeks to assist through our local partners here in Malaysia and in the World Vision-initiated development programmes overseas,” said World Vision Malaysia chief executive officer, Liew Tong Ngan in a statement yesterday.

“Many of these communities have to cope with runaway inflation which is as high as 20 per cent in some countries.

“Others are further burdened by natural disasters and the ravages of war,” he added.

World Vision Malaysia, a child-focused international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, raises funds for various international and local communities primarily through its International Child Sponsorship Programme. — Bernama