The African Horn is again witnessing severe drought and failure of crops leading to famine across the region. This is one of the poorest regions in the world plagued by wars and natural disasters.
Governments across the world are contributing millions of dollars to help such regions around the world. Today the UK has pledged £38m ($61m) in food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia.
Can Aid be sustained when the developed countries are already going through an extreme economic downturn? Is it not high time to reform how Aid is spent and is it not better to target some of this Aid for development programs in disaster and poverty prone regions ?
I think in times of famine, with the destruction of food sources, there's a need which can be met through international contribution. I do think many of the efforts are in vain, there are some agricultural habits that have wiped out crops. When harmful chemicals are introduced into many developing nations, the results are devastating, leaving them to depend on foreign aid to sustain themselves.
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