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Money raised for tsunami victims should be going to indigenous charities rather than international agencies with costly overheads, argued freelance journalist Nick Cater in the Guardian newspaper on 11 January. Robin Le Mare of ActionAid disagreed (Guardian, 18 January). If individuals had donated direct to indigenous NGOs, he said, the tsunami relief operation would have been wasteful, uncoordinated and disastrously underfunded. Is this true?

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