Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Cutbacks on Aid

As many people have cut back on donations to aid organizations, the World Food Programme has received only one-fifth of the money it needs to fund its projects this year. The demand for food is higher than ever, yet donations to the organizations are not meeting those needs. Unfortunately, other humanitarian organizations such as Oxfam and UNICEF are also experiencing shortfalls in their budgets. In a time of financial difficulty, it makes sense to cut back on certain expenses. However, "overseas development aid is about the last thing the developed world should be cutting back on."
Source: The Guardian