Today’s NY Times features a very interesting article about CARE’s decision to turn down US governement funding for food relief in Africa.
For more information on the problems and issues with humanitarian aid, check out the following resources:
Do No Harm: How Aid can Support Peace–or War, by Mary B. Anderson, 1999.
The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, by William Easterly, 2006.
Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid, by Sarah Kenyon Lischer, 2005.
The Trouble with Africa : Why Foreign Aid Isn’t Working, by Robert Calderisi, 2006.