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Earmarked donations complicate disaster preparedness measures
Natural disasters like the recent cyclone in Mozambique often result in massive humanitarian crises, requiring immediate relief from aid agencies. Private donors play a very important role, and respond especially well to fundraising campaigns for specific emergencies. Incident-specific, earmarked donations are not always the best way to help, however, according to studies conducted by WU professor Tina Wakolbinger.