The charity’s cash donation of £1m was followed by a pledge to raise a further £7m, and its proactive calls for money rather than supplies, which had already been sent by the international community, pushed its May coverage to just under 300 articles.
Much of the coverage also detailed the Red Cross’s position as part of a coalition of charities working on the ground to support the 20,000 injured, and 200,000 homeless, around the city of Yogyakarta.
Cancer Research UK moved up from fifth place to second on the back of a study exploring the effects of using less frequent, stronger radiotherapy treatments.
Articles described how higher doses at less frequent intervals could be more effective than smaller doses.
The RSPB took the third-place spot held by the Red Cross in last month’s NGO Watch. The bird charity registered 225 articles on its report linking climate change with the falling number of rare birds in the UK.
NGO rankings according to number of mentions
- Red Cross 298
- Cancer Research UK 271
- RSPB 225
- UNICEF 209
- Amnesty International 202
- Friends of the Earth International 201
- Age Concern 192
- Oxfam 172
- Greenpeace 169
- Prince’s Trust 167