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Linda Polman writes an in depth look at the effects of humanitarian aid across the world in her book The Crisis Caravan. Polman discusses whether humanitarian aid organizations prolong wars through their efforts because often the warlords or dictators receive many benefits from the aid. In fact, the economies of many war-stricken areas that aid … More Post #6

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  In her book, The Crisis Caravan, Linda Polman raises various concerns. She discusses the controversial topic of whether humanitarian aid is beneficial or if it actually prolongs wars. She tends to agree with a lot of Florence Nightingale’s ideas that humanitarian aid could be elongating the issue and making things worse in the long … More Post #6

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Linda Polman is the author of the book The Crisis Caravan. This book looks at how aid groups may actually be contributing to the problems they are trying to aid. She uses her personal experience to illustrate these problems. The author is a Dutch journalist. This is her third book. The other two are We Did Nothing: Why … More Post #6

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Environmental issues and human rights go hand in hand in Kenya. Droughts have been a serious problem in Kenya. When a drought occurs it is obvious that the people lack access to basic things like water and food. It is impossible without these basic things; this deprives Kenyans of their basic right to life. These people cannot … More Post #5

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Unfortunately, as most of our world is striving to become a place of equality and full human rights, the Ethiopian government is not facilitating this effort. There was much hope that the government would ease its crackdown on dissent during the May 2015 elections. However, this was not the case. Any opposition led to intense … More Post #5