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An end to aid dependence

On June 28, 2011 By

Major western aid agencies are beginning to talk about the problem of aid dependence and the need for exit strategies.

Reducing aid dependence is not the same thing as reducing […]

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India has recently pledged $50 million in aid to African countries.  When I did my A levels in the last millennium, India was the main recipient of aid, famine […]

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India pledged $5bn in aid to Africa, an amount almost equivalent […]

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Floods cause havoc in Namibia

On April 15, 2011 By

Between 100,000 to 200,000 people had their livelihoods affected or destroyed, while 65 people died in the seven flood-affected regions in northern Namibia.

Many rural areas remain […]

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The  link below gives 1.4 billion reasons for tackling poverty – reasons why we should care.

Another must see for Geography students


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Ground breaking ‘scuba rice’ – developed thanks to UK aid – has won a prestigious national award.

The special flood-resistant rice can breathe under water for up to two […]

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An article today from the Guardian (How did they know I would be on a fieldtrip tomorrow!)

This must be read by my year 13 students who must also […]

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UK aid to India

On February 17, 2011 By

The UK government continues to give aid to India.  Britain gives India £280m a year in aid, but its continued support has been the subject of […]

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