The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong With Humanitarian Aid?
This is sickening. The book lays out how exploited is humanitaian aid that it in some cases creates the very misery it is intended to alleviate. I read a review in the New Yorker, but P C Hall in the Huffington Post writes: "The coup de grace comes when Polman interviews rebel leader Mike Lamin, who explains that the world's acceptance of a state of permanent civil war had inspired the amputations. "Without the amputee factor you wouldn't have come," he says, bitter that his side's surgical innovation hasn't brought its fair share of donor money and food."
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