News Cycle Shows How Aid Actually Works (or doesn’t…)

When scrolling through the NYTimes database for some contemporaneous news having to do with the case studies for my research project, I kept finding nonchalant headlines describing inept, inactive, and often destructive aid agency (Red Cross, UN) and multilateral organization (ICC) work across the African continent, and particularly in South Sudan and Sudan.

Some interesting case-study food for thought re our conversation on the efficacy of aid to actually aid and abet crises.

Some articles from the past few weeks:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/02/world/africa/united-nations-peacekeeping-south-sudan.html?ref=africa&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/world/africa/un-peacekeeping-hit-by-new-allegations-of-sickening-sex-abuse.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/world/africa/obama-ethiopia-south-sudan.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/world/africa/africa-international-criminal-court.html?ref=africa

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/04/08/world/un-actions-in-namibia-under-fire.html–> (this last one exhibiting the continuity of the trend since at least 1989)

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