27 Jun 2019

Compensation for mosque shooting victims

From Nine To Noon, 9:18 am on 27 June 2019
People gather outside Al Noor Mosque

People gather outside Al Noor Mosque Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks have been invited to a meeting today to hear details of how the final money from the Givealittle fundraising page will be distributed.

Nearly $11 million was donated to the Victim Support fund from more than 100,000 donors in the two months after the attacks.

Victim Support has already distributed more than $7 million directly as emergency and lump sum payments to 296 claimants.

New York lawyer Ken Feinberg has managed many of the United States' highest-profile disaster funds- including the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, and funds established after the Sandy Hook shootings and the Boston Marathon bombing.