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Congo: International aid

Breaking Hearts in the Heart of Darkness by aid worker in the Congo adds her commentary to the article by Paul THEROUX on ” international aid to the third world“……My problem with the article is that its assumptions that aid has not worked and that more aid will not work lead to the idea that governments might step up to the plate if they didn't have all this money to cover for them. Sadly, I don't think that is the case. If my organization did not build a road, would the government do it? If we stopped funding medical supplies to health centers, would the Congolese parliament take notice and demand that funds be released to help the people of that town? The answer is no.”

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