My friend went to Africa and all I got was this idea for a lousy T-shirt

Kony 2012 is not an aberration. It is the inevitable next step in a trend among charities and advocacy groups trying to connect distant disasters with donors, voters and policymakers in the west. That is laudable. But a consequence is that it has confused causes and effects, spawning a new breed of campaigner that measures … More My friend went to Africa and all I got was this idea for a lousy T-shirt

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Food aid is desperately limited in its effectiveness. It works in only a few places and under very specific circumstances (PDF) – ie in places where there is no food and people are going to die unless they are handed pulses, oil and corn. In many cases there are much more effective ways of helping … More Labels in Peshawar