Foreign aid is the lending or giving of any resource from one individual/group to another. In relation to countries, one or more states decide to give another country or a collection of countries a resources that could be in the form of money, food or medical assistance and many others. Foreign aid has proved to be a sensitive issue between developing countries and developed countries and analysts from both. Over the past decade, books have been written like Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo, and arguments have risen over the efficiency of foreign aid especially if it is frequent between states over a long period of time. In this case study we look at foreign aid in Rwanda, both pre and post the genocide.
Foreign Aid and Economic Growth The economic objectives of foreign aid are to induce high growth rates in Less Developing Countries which in turn will generate additional domestic savings and investment. However, there is much dispute as to whether development assistance to poor countries has been successful in achieving these objectives. There have been numerous attempts to investigate the effects of foreign capital in terms of direct foreign investment, and foreign aid and other foreign inflows on developing countries, their results have been conflicting. Aid antagonists like Bauer claim there is a negative causal relationship between aid and growth in less developing countries. This is because aid retards growth by substituting
The Syrian civil war started six years ago, causing a lot of destruction and misery, and unfortunately it still continues with no sign of any tangible solution. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, homes were destroyed , families were separated, and many cities were pulverized. According to World Vision (2014) 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance due to the violent civil war. Over 6.5 million Syrians have been left homeless looking for safety and peace in different cities. In addition to the 4.8 million Syrian refugees who left their country and moved to other close countries seeking protection, health care, and shelter for themselves and their families ("Syria refugee crisis FAQ: What you need to know", para.
The idea of giving foreign aid to those in need may seem noble at glance. Yet, if we look deeper into the issue and observe the outcome, what we discover may not exactly be a positive impact on the recipient countries. An efficient aid-giving program requires more than just good intentions. It would be hard to argue that foreign aid has not done any good, when there are also plenty of cases where foreign aid has been used efficiently. However, as that is rather an exception than a rule, in this essay I will look at the cons of foreign aid claiming that it is actually not fulfilling it’s purpose.
Is this why many people fear white man's burden? In the same year, Egypt reportedly spent 1.3 billion U.S. dollars of the 1.5 billion U.S dollars donated into the military. Sending money to help foreign countries is great, but not knowing where the money goes is not. Foreign aid, in a sense, must be more controlled, as it could fund anything from rebuilding a road to funding terrorists. There is no point is helping a country out if it in the end, the money helps destroys it.
Syrian refugees are citizens and permanent occupants of Syria who have fled or escaped the country since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 until today. The Syrian war is the most noticeably humanitarian emergency ever. Half of the nation's prewar population, which is more than 11 million individuals. The Syrian Civil war is a war between the long-serving government and those looking to change it. The Assad family have had the force in Syria following the time 1971.
Humanitarian situation in Yemen Yemen today is facing with the most humanitarian crisis in the world. Due to occurrence of numerous previous wars and ongoing war, the social, economic, and institutional collapse, an infrastructure is damaged and traditional livelihoods have been decimated. All aspects of life have been affected and no family has remained untouched. According to Humanitarian Response Plan of Yemen 2017, as of July 2017 estimated that 18.8 millions Yemenis- 69% of Yemen’s population needed some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance including 10.3 million people in acute need who require life-saving assistance immediately. Hostilities are increasingly taking place in populated cities, resulting in high casualties and
Right now hundreds of refugees are fleeing the war ravaged country of Syria with nothing but what they can carry. The United States does have a responsibility to take in the refugees because we are the great “Melting Pot” of the world, we help those in need and we stop those who are harmful. We are not doing any of the refugees a favor by turning them away at our gates, those who argued so strongly against the deporting of illegal immigrants, this is just as bad because these people need our help. The war in Syria has caused people to leave everything they love, their home and their country to find somewhere safe. That safe place should be the U.S, our country is safe and large enough to support these people 's so why are we turning them away.
For economic reasons and hatred form against certain groups. This has also become a gateway for the major powers to interfere in the internal affairs of States for humanitarian reasons. Indeed, States have no friends but interests to defend, they say. The fact that the United States are little concerned about the humanitarian situation in Darfur crisis justify the United States imperialism has rarely been a humanitarian concern. Though the Americans are using the real tragedy in the Darfur province for their own economic interests and politics.