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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:29 PM

Galloway charity 'may have delivered no aid despite L1m donations'

Source: The Guardian

Galloway charity ‘may have delivered no aid despite £1m donations’

Inquiry into Viva Palestina finds litany of failings and little evidence of Gaza aid missions

Helen Pidd North of England editor
Thu 6 Jun 2019 17.24 BST Last modified on Thu 6 Jun 2019 17.32 BST

A charity fronted by the former MP George Galloway may not have conducted any charitable activity or distributed any humanitarian aid despite claiming to have gathered £1m in public donations, according to an investigation from the charity regulator.

Viva Palestina was established in early 2009 and launched a large-scale media fundraising campaign to finance aid convoys to Gaza from the UK, bringing food, medicine, medical equipment and essential goods and services.

In February 2009 its website claimed the initiative had raised over £1m and included a statement from Galloway – then MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in London – which said: “I have launched a major initiative in response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”

On the website, Galloway – who was sacked this week by TalkRadio after sending an allegedly antisemitic tweet – was also listed as a “subscriber” and had signed the charity’s constitution, which said it was formed “for the alleviation of suffering and to help the people of Gaza to rebuild their land”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/06/galloway-charity-may-have-delivered-no-aid-despite-1m-donations

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:40 PM

1. I am shocked SHOCKED to find gambling on here.

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:52 PM

2. At least Trump's charity gave $10.00 to Boy Scouts of America.

That, coincidentally, was the amount of Eric's Boy Scout dues.

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