Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Aid doesn’t just save lives: it’s good for us too"

Well-spent aid has helped to eradicate smallpox, reduce polio cases from 350,000 in 1998 to just 1,500 last year and has increased the number of people life saving anti-viral AIDS drugs to more than 4 million in 2008.

while all these statistics are great to hear and helps to reinforce the good things that are being done in this world, there is also another reason why continuing such efforts is the best course of action. It's in our interests too.

According to Andrew Mitchell, the Shadow Secretary of the State for International Development in Great Britain, "if we want to find a more resiliant solution to terrorism and failed states...we must promote development and security around the world. This is a practical as much as a moral imperative."

- Tiffanie Depew