Western Humanitarian Aid Often Leaves Recipient Countries Worse Off

The international response to humanitarian crises is increasingly seen as “intrusive and disempowering” by communities caught up in disasters, according to the World Disasters Report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In some of the worst humanitarian situations in the world, western emergency aid is shown to leave societies dependent worse off.

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