World Vision continues to operate three entities responsible for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
A Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) contractor who was killed on April 6 during the violence along the Gaza-Israel border, has reportedly been exposed as an officer in the Hamas terrorist group. If true, then this is another worrying example of Hamas infiltration of an international aid organization.
As one of the major funders of World Vision, Australia has been a central aspect of the story behind the allegations that a World Vision employee diverted $50 million to Hamas. Media coverage in The Australian newspaper has, likewise, played an important role in the public debate, and cited information from NGO Monitor throughout.
An analysis of the annual reports of World Vision's Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza branch makes it impossible to corroborate the organizations' claims that its manager of Gaza operations could not have funneled as much money to Hamas as he is charged with.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is “the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program…The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty.”