rich nation sould aid the poor one!

February 23, 2007 11:14am CST
Rich nations need to increase their funding to poor countries if they are to meet the aid commitments they have set, a report says. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said the target of increasing aid to $130bn by 2010 might be missed. A commitment to double aid to Africa was also off course, it added. The report said the US gave most aid - though Norway and Sweden donated most as a proportion of national income. n 2005, $106.8bn was given in aid and debt relief by the 22 countries of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee. are you agree with this?discuss
2 responses
• India
5 May 07
It ain't over if you send some money and wish it will help. The people in poor countries need education, employment and above all infrastructure. Consider this, you rarely have one square meal a day, diseases are running rampant, living a life of refugee. Frankly, i am sure not many people from the "Rich Nations" will survive three full days in such conditions. But these people live their whole lives like that.. And by the time any aid reaches these corruption struck countries, only a drop out of a sea reaches.
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• Canada
17 Mar 07
It isn't a we should give money to say, Africa, because they are poor. People in rich countries have to work just as hard for their money and when they donate to a cause it is to help the other person not to get rid of their money because they are filthy rich. People should help their neighbor because he is their neighbor not because he is poorer. And you have to consider that there are all these Churches giving monies to the mission fields, not so kids in Asia can have a new coat and books, but to learn of Christ and once they do that, oftentimes they are able to help themselves because they have gotten away from the fatalistic attitude that condemned them to poverty in the first place.