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Originally posted by virgom129
reply to post by Yissachar1
Most aid money/goods does not reach the intended victims..
Even worse, in war zones as you have pointed out, it actually aids the enemy.
I also have a problem with how many elites are growing wealthier from aid money...
If I knew atleast 90% of what was donated actually reached those in need, I would be happy to give...
Sadly, sometimes 10%-30% is all that reaches them.....
[edit on 7-8-2010 by virgom129]
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Interesting post, I was watching the news images from Pakistan last night, it was truly horrific and I'm surprised there has been no mention on ATS of the flooding.
The problem I see, is that we have become fatigued with so many disasters around the world that out only response now is "Oh Dear". We feel pretty helpless sat at home watching on our TV screens.
I do believe our Governments should support some governments financially, but when we are helping prop up a Rwanadan Government who ban opposition parties, you have to wonder if its going to the right people.
'In accordance with their families' wishes, the remains of two American citizens will remain in Afghanistan and be laid to rest here, in the country they selflessly and courageously served for so many years,'