Oxfam says 'severely' affected by Indian overseas funds ban – Borneo Bulletin On-line – Borneo Bulletin On-line

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Oxfam India mentioned restrictions on its entry to worldwide funds may have extreme penalties for its humanitarian work and hinder provision of important medical gear to combat the COVID pandemic.
The charity group’s native arm mentioned a call by the nation’s dwelling ministry meant that from January 1 it was not capable of obtain overseas funding to finance aid work.
It comes only a week after India imposed the identical restrictions on the Missionaries of Charity, based by the late Mom Teresa.
Oxfam India chief Amitabh Behar mentioned his organisation had labored carefully with native companions to “present life-saving gear and help” throughout the pandemic.
The ministry’s choice “will severely hamper these collaborations which had been offering aid to those that wanted it probably the most throughout occasions of disaster”, he mentioned in a Sunday assertion.
Charities and non-profit corporations in India must register beneath the Overseas Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) to obtain cash from overseas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities has been accused of reducing off entry to funding for rights teams and charities primarily based within the nation.
Mom Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, which runs shelter properties throughout India, had its permission revoked final week for “not assembly the eligibility situations”, based on the house ministry, which didn’t give additional particulars.
In complete the ministry refused to resume FCRA registration for 179 non-government organisations, based on The Hindu newspaper.
Amnesty Worldwide introduced it was halting operations in India after the federal government froze its financial institution accounts in 2020.