And the aid is not even safe once it has been distributed to families huddled in the makeshift camps popping up around the capital. Families at the large, government-run Badbado camp said they were often forced to hand back aid after journalists had taken photos of them with it.
Ali Said Nur said he received two sacks of maize twice, but each time was forced to give one to the camp leader.
“You don’t have a choice. You have to simply give without an argument to be able to stay here,” he said.
16 August 2011
Food Aid Sleight of Hand
Nothing screams ethical like having starving people pose with food for a photograph and then taking it from them. From the AP:
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