Posts Tagged ‘aid

15
Jan
10

On air: How you can help Haiti

When tragedy strikes, it’s human instinct to want to make it all better – in a flash.

In a country as vulnerable as Haiti, it doesn’t quite work like that. As aid pours in from across the world , a ruined infrastructure, overcrowded airport and no visible police force are some of the factors adding to Haiti’s nightmare. And time is running out. Continue reading ‘On air: How you can help Haiti’

27
Oct
09

On air: “Do starving Africans a favour. Don’t feed them”

_45229746_bbc226bodywash This is what Sam Kiley suggests in his article.

Is the best way of helping Africa … well, not helping it? Or helping in a different way ?
Sam’s article came up last week when we were discussing the famine in Ethiopia,25 years on, and the latest appeals for aid.

Continue reading ‘On air: “Do starving Africans a favour. Don’t feed them”’

08
Oct
09

Should Pakistan take America’s money?

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If someone offered me $1.5 billion a year for the next five years (that’s a lot of World Have Your Say shifts!), I’d probably bite their hand off. But in international politics, things are a bit more complicated.

The US Congress has approved a bill to grant that amount to help Pakistan develop and it’s now awaiting the Presidential signature in the Oval Office. But there is controversy in Pakistan itself about the strings attached.

24
Nov
08

Talking Points for 24 November

Is Africa addicted to aid? Why haven’t all those millions of dollars lifted the continent out of poverty?

Sorious Samura is an award winning journalist from Sierra Leone, he’ll be in the studio today taking your questions. Read Chloe’s blog and post your questions here.
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 24 November’

26
Sep
08

Talking Points 26th September

Goodmorning, it’s Karnie with you today..

The 700 billion dollar rescue US deal has stalled. The proposal indicates each American taxpayer will pay out 5,300 dollars to rescue the banking system and save the world economy from catastrophe. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 26th September’

16
Jun
08

On air: Is it time for Africa to be weaned off aid?

Two topics on the agenda today. First aid to Africa, just three years after the G8 pledged to double aid the group which was set up to monitor their promises has found donor countries are $40bn behind schedule. And a year after Hamas seized control of Gaza we’re bringing together 6 young people to talk about how their lives have changed. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it time for Africa to be weaned off aid?’

12
May
08

On air: Is is time to get aid into Burma – with or without permission?

We’re off air now. But you can still email your viewpoint to worldhaveyoursay@bbc.co.uk or leave your comment on this very blog.

To download a podcast of the show click here

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There are three clear options emerging. Which one do you support?
Continue reading ‘On air: Is is time to get aid into Burma – with or without permission?’

07
May
08

On air: Do aid agencies sometimes need to take a moral stand?

If you’re in Africa, you’ll have heard John from Ireland in our second edition making a passionate case that aid agencies help undemocratic regimes to stay in power. By assisting people, he argued, they relieve pressure on authorities from inside and outside a country. And by dealing with the authorities, in some way they give validate their position. He argued the aid agencies should’t be Burma. Do you agree?
Continue reading ‘On air: Do aid agencies sometimes need to take a moral stand?’




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