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Humanitarian Assistance: A Pragmatic Choice

Date Published: 
04/03/2012
Summary: 

David Orr, East, Central and Southern Africa Spokesman for the World Food Program, told the HPR that because of conflict in Somalia, there has been a lack of humanitarian access to the affected areas. (..) Some critics believe governments are not doing enough to provide aid to developing countries. Others are against foreign assistance altogether. While assistance can often be categorized as aid in emergency contexts, the World Food Program actually focuses heavily on combining work and food initiatives.