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Humanitarian groups have failed, Fiona Terry believes, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering. In "Condemned to Repeat?" Terry examines the side effects of intervention by aid organizations and points out the need to acknowledge the political consequences of the choice to give aid. She makes the controversial claim that aid agencies act as though the initial decision to supply aid satisfies any need for ethical discussion and are often blind to the moral quandaries of aid. Terry focuses on four historically relevant cases: Rwandan camps in Zaire, Afghan camps in Pakistan, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan camps in Honduras and Cambodian camps in Thailand.

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Condemned to Repeat 3 Nov. 2007
By Ananda Liyanapathiranage - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Fiona Terry provide a practical aspect of Humanitarian aid through her experince in the field. Humanitarian aid involves working with goverments and rebels sometimes it is hard to avoid workig with people who has blood in their hands to help the innocents or victims. Further she talks about the negative consequences of humanitarian intervention. Great book from an author who has hands on experience on Humanitrian aid.
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Great read- but the elites will not listen 12 July 2004
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Excellent book- well documented. The author's arguments are furthered bolstered by other writers that have exposed the corrupt, hypocritical, self-serving "aid" industry and their cynical collaboration with the kleptocrats and dictators of the world's vampire states. These other authors include:
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Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity by Michael Maren
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Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (African Issues) by Alex de Waal
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Africa in Chaos : A Comparative History by George B.N. Ayittey ---
A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis by David Rieff
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The data is clear, but self-serving elites will continue to prosper and gullible Western taxpayers will continue to vote them into power. They will both continue prop up the kleptocrats and dicators of the world.
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