The Beginning Of Foreign Aid

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Introduction: 1.The beginning of Foreign Aid
All human beings regardless of their background require a set of resources to survive. These are food, water, shelter and clothing in addition to this, healthcare, education and sanitation are also essential for a person’s wellbeing. In 1949 Truman’s Inaugural Address “we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas” raised awareness of the fundamental belief that countries that are far more developed should be assisting underdeveloped countries to improve their living standards. Aid is the giving of money, goods and advice by one country to another. The principle of giving and supporting others through “foreign aid” blossomed during the 1960’s, technological advances provided opportunities for televised reporting in the United States of inhumane situations in other “underdeveloped” countries. The idea of tackling poverty took hold and the UN and Bretton Woods Institutions (originally formed for post-war reconstruction) became mechanisms for action on development. 2. Why should we help?
After a reading a considerable amount, poverty has consistently been a vocal point of discussion when addressing critical humanitarian issues such as: famine, drought, crime, population management and much more. Global organisations have attempted to provide accurate data of distribution of wealth around the…

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