I remember reading that donations are good as short-term solutions, but that there needs to be major changes to the infrastructure of African societies in order to create long-lasting prosperity and better quality of life to the lower classes.
I plan to read more African literature in order to have a less fuzzy picture of the issues there. Currently reading Nadine Gordimer.
I remember reading that donations are good as short-term solutions,
A story from a few years ago: relief ship off the coast of some African country, but their government won't let it dock.
Of course we all know the old adage against short-term solutions: "...teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime." But the only thing we can do in this case is send some goods across the ocean, cross our fingers, and hope that the ship's supplies don't simply fall into the hands of some African government with all the goodies going to the wrong people.
"I absorb energy like a sponge everywhere I go. It allows me to see the world and my purpose in it." Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures (INFJ)
How else would you describe someone who gets the news from facebook?
Who but a[ fluffy bunny] would then use this misrepresentation of starving people to make himself feel better with preposterous shite from facebook and scribble a wanky little thread like this?
The reason the UN says "Horn of Africa" rather than Somalia should be obvious to you. Then again, you'd probably need to extract yourself from facebook, or some of the other shite sources you peruse, to achieve this miraculous feat.