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In 2005, emergency aid reached at least $17bn - outstripping any other year. But while high-profile cases such as the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina attracted donors, countless other crises were neglected.

2006-12-14

 humanitarian aid
Founded in 1991, the Akha Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-religiously or politically affiliated, grassroots organization working in northern Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and China.
 humanitarian aid
It was not a case of mistaken identity, it was a deliberate act. ... The inquest heard that the Israeli authorities claimed the sniper had mistaken Mr Hook's mobile phone for a pistol...

2005-12-16

 humanitarian aid
Bi-lateral and multilateral aid programmes of donor nations (most often Western countries) often attach business, purchasing and other requirements of recipient nations. This type of aid reinforces the image of the donor as benefactor of the world and the image of the recipient as inferior. Such assistance is also typically determined by the intentions and values of the recipient nations, as most donor nations refuse to support governments...
 human rights humanitarian aid ideology politics donor recipient

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