French charities amass EUR 95m in tsunami aid

10th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 10 (AFP) - France's main aid charities have collected a total of EUR 95 million (USD 124.5 million) in public contributions for the tsunami relief effort in Asia, according to an AFP tally on Monday.

PARIS, Jan 10 (AFP) - France's main aid charities have collected a total of EUR 95 million (USD 124.5 million) in public contributions for the tsunami relief effort in Asia, according to an AFP tally on Monday.

Last week, the total stood at 65 million euros.

The chief recipients were the French Red Cross, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), the Catholic agency Caritas and the UN children's fund UNICEF.

Most of the non-governmental organizations said they had registered a slowdown in the number of donations made in recent days.

 

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