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Australians sending 'unhelpful' donations like high heels, handbags, chainsaws to disaster z


Unsolicited donations given to Australia's Pacific neighbours after disasters may be causing more harm than good, says a report commissioned by the Australian Red Cross.

Aid agencies have issued a firm plea to Australians who donate goods to people in disaster zones to avoid sending unrequested items, saying they will likely end up in landfill.

They said the best way to help people in disaster-struck zones was to instead send money. Full Story

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