Markets quickly reopened after the eruption, and supplies of vegetables and fruit were soon re-established. Houses for rent were available, and those who had money rented rooms and space towards the west of the town. The international politics of aid in the occupied Palestinian territory. Goma is well supplied with food, which is normally quite cheap; the problem was the money to buy it with. No lorries or stores are needed, and the logistics are certainly simpler. Case study of a Volcanic eruption: The humanitarian situation and response in the OPT.
Exactly the same problems of identification and duplication would have occurred. It was no secret that they were going to sell the goods, and that the ensuing flood of cheap aluminium pots or plastic sheets would debase the local market and make things worse for small traders. The aid response, both by the UN and NGOs, focused on this loss of shelter, and defined entitlement to assistance according to its loss. The town is a busy commercial centre, a hive of economic activity and the main point of entry for goods from the outside world for much of eastern Congo. As aid responses go, Goma was not badly served.
Goma casw well supplied with food, which is normally quite cheap; the problem was the money to buy it with. Yet the aid community in Goma continued to hold to some moral high ground about giving cash.
The fear of giving money is almost pathological among aid agencies, even though, or maybe because, it would be simpler and cheaper to give than any other form of help.
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Case study of a Volcanic eruption: International humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The fear of giving cash New aid workers are warned by older and wiser colleagues never to give cash to beneficiaries. As the lava entered the lake it turned it acidic,poisoning the water and the fish.
The humanitarian situation and response in the OPT. The Rwandans did not African Rift Valley welcome them and gangs threatened the refugees unless they returned home. In particular, a huge school rebuilding programme generated budgets, employment and an explosion of small workshops making desks and chairs.
What they needed was not commodities but cash. The town is a busy commercial centre, a hive of economic activity and the main point of entry for goods from the outside world for much of eastern Congo.
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The communications revolution in the Palestinian territories. It suffered an economic downturn for the next years as the tourist trade collapsed with few visitors. Who could ever tell that someone had gone round twice, or that a family was represented at three different distribution points?
Many cross the border intonearby Rwanda and become refugees therewith little food, water or clothes Mt. No lorries or stores are needed, and the logistics are certainly simpler. Nyiragogo, schools, churches and businesses were ruined.
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Create your own flipbook. Money does not even have to be given free though the food, pots and sheets were.
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The economic activity which the programme revived, based on carpenters and builders, sent a buzz through the whole town and demonstrated clearly what a difference the reintroduction of wages made to the economy. Houses for rent were available, and those who had money rented rooms and space towards the west of the town.
Work projects could have satisfied the work ethic.
If we had given money There is abundant evidence from around the globe that post-disaster economies revive quickly if everyone studdy a little money to spend. If it circulates in the economy somewhere then it is doing its job. New aid workers are warned by older and wiser colleagues never to give cash to beneficiaries.