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Record Aid Shortfall Abandons Millions to Their Fate

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Global funding for humanitarian aid interventions saw the biggest shortfalls in 10 years in 2011, according to a new report, raising questions about the international community's ability to meet a 20-percent greater need for 2012 driven by drought and con

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Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:30 am
Sadly noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:32 am
Noted. Amitabha!

Teresa W (782)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:36 am
sadly noted

pam w (139)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:03 am
Meanwhile, conservatives, religious fundies and others scream like smashed cats at the idea of providing contraceptives to anyone, anywhere who wants them!

Jaime A (52)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:23 pm

cecily w (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 5:30 pm
Pam W is right.

Penelope P (222)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:07 pm
For drought read climate change-It will be interesting for all of us

Gillian M (218)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:09 am
Unfolding major crises in the Sahel and conflict in the north of Mali have driven the total number of people needing assistance up from 51 million to 62 million worldwide in 2012. These 11 million are because of Muslims trying to take over non-Muslim areas. Aid should come from the Middle East oil barons but they are too busy sucking up aid from the West for their own people!

Africa has problems because of their own governments who are usually too corrupt to care. Zimbabwe is in trouble because Mugabe threw out the white farmers. Also, there are droughts where people can no longer grow the food to feed their families and, even more importantly, the big companies such as Monsanto, sell inappropriate seeds to farmers and they go bankrupt. Thousands of farmers in India have committed suicide because of this. Also, you have companies such as Coca Cola who are using underground water to produce soft drinks and are draing the reserves.

Another factor is that providing free food has caused small farmers to go out of business. Who will pay for food if it comes free?

I am a great believer in conservation, work with the land in harmony with the wildlife and animals and you protect your future. Large refugee camps destroy the area as trees are cut down for fires and the animals killed or chased away. This leaves a dustbowl which costs a fortune to replace and the money is not spent. Also, large tracts of land have cattle on it and the cattle strip the land of grass and then die of hunger, all for prestige!

I believe that families must be urged to use contraception. This sounds harsh but it is in their own benefit. If you help save 10 people and each of them has 10 children then that is 110 people to share less food.

Bear in mind that what is happening in African and India is affecting us now, grain harvest failures in Eastern Europe for example, so resources need to be conserved now and used wisely for everyone's benefit.

Kathleen B (37)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:23 pm
There is enough for everyone -- but those who control our food & water are responsible for not sharing the abundance, caring only about 'the bottom line.'

Billie C (2)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:52 pm
you can't save everybody. that how nature works.
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