Unni Karunakara, President of the International Council of Médecins Sans Frontières, in a probing piece in The Guardian asks why, with 12000 NGOs in the Haiti, 2500 people have succumbed to cholera?
Moreover, even though their post-earthquake coffers are full, why have these NGOs have again launched appeals for more funds?
In Haiti, he says, what appears to be happening is a system that legitimises NGOs to claim responsibility for health, sanitation or other areas in a specific zone when they don’t have the capacity or know-how to carry out the necessary work. This, he insists, is a damning indictment of an international aid system whose architecture has been carefully shaped over the past 15 years.
Thank God we don’t have these problems here in Cambodia!
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