Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms

From famine relief to resilience


About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and natural resource degradation have led to the breakdown of resilience in the food system in these areas.

While the United Nations struggles to raise the $4.4 billion necessary to address the humanitarian crisis, it is imperative for the development community to reevaluate best practices and lessons learned from previous crises to avert future famine.

Unless war is stopped and peacebuilding begins, there is no hope for long-term development for these countries; in the meantime, however, there are ways to help the affected populations cope with the current crisis by improving food systems…


Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms

After last fall’s devastating Hurricane Matthew, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign headed to North Carolina towns ravaged by the disaster with around $29,000 worth of emergency supplies in tow.


The October delivery, led by Trump daughter-in-law Lara Trump, made for a nice photo op that the candidate, who was not present at the event, shared on his Twitter account…


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