January 15, 2005: Headlines: NPCA: NGO's: Tsunami: News Advance: Up until the last decade, Kevin Quigley says, many well-intentioned assistance efforts didnít always produce the best results.

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Up until the last decade, Kevin Quigley says, many well-intentioned assistance efforts didnít always produce the best results.

Up until the last decade, Kevin Quigley says, many well-intentioned assistance efforts didnít always produce the best results.

Up until the last decade, Kevin Quigley says, many well-intentioned assistance efforts didnít always produce the best results.

Helping Hands

Margaret Goerig / mgoerig@newsadvance.com

January 15, 2005

[Excerpt]

Kevin Quigley is president of the National Peace Corps Association, a nonprofit group of former Peace Corps volunteers who finished their service and want to continue philanthropic work. Through his own time in the Peace Corps, as well as his affiliations with Church World Service, Lutheran World Relief, and the American Council for Voluntary International Action, a coalition of about 160 humanitarian organizations, Quigley is familiar with various types of disaster relief.

Basically, Quigley says, it becomes a question of what to give and when to do it.

"Itís not just getting them access to potable water and clean shelter," he says, "but itís also getting them the tools to rebuild their lives."

A huge challenge to doing that, Quigley says, is attention span.

"The world focuses on these huge disasters ... for a relatively short time," he says, "and then we move on to something else."

Thus, up until the last decade, Quigley says, many well-intentioned assistance efforts didnít always produce the best results. That is changing, he says, as people have learned a few other lessons, such as not to send items without first assessing the victimsí needs.





When this story was posted in January 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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By chandan pratihast (dhcp-192-213-205.in2cable.com - 203.192.213.205) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 8:29 am: Edit Post

respected sir
iam the student of BBA and i want to make a social project on tsunami

sir i request u to please provide me some good articals plus some photo related to same

thankyou
chandan pratihast

By Islandvlp (cache2.dhivehinet.net.mv - 202.1.193.14) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:18 am: Edit Post

We are an NGO in the Maldives. Maldives is one of the severly affected countries from the Tsunami Disaster. Hence we are looking forward to potential INGO's who may assist us in the recovery phase. We would appreciate it very much if you would inform us regarding your interest at your earliest convenience.

Yours Sincerely
Ali Nazim
Maldive Islands Development Association
Ma. Iru-ali, Shaheed Kudanevi Thuthu Maniku Higun, 20-02, Male' Maldives.
Tel: +960 7778424, Tel/Fax: +960 3326660
Email: islandevelop@hotmail.com


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