The ACNC has revoked the charity status of three aid organisations, including a Sydney-based charity that delivers emergency relief in Somalia, Syria and Turkey.
The International Development Organisation received more than $1 million in donations via its Australian and overseas fundraising efforts in 2015, according to documents on the ACNC website. The charity’s work included operations in Syria, Somalia and Turkey providing accommodation and education to orphans in those countries.
The remaining two charities are Islamic Development Organisation Inc and Diamond’s House of Faith.
The latest revocations put the number of charities that have lost their status at 17 for 2016, the highest annual number since the ACNC began in December 2012.
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