Depending on food aid

Receiving food assistance

The work with the poor overall would be impossible without food aid distribution. It is only on the basis of responding to families' plain, basic needs that you gain the credibility to involve these overwhelmed families in a step towards broader, sustainable social development. In these extreme conditions, only food aid can raise basic health and mobilize the most deprived to overcome their family problems, so enabling them to participate in their own development. Food assistance encourages communities to take responsibility at a local level; it contributes to the improvement of basic infrastructure and gives warning of major food deficiencies among the very poor. Especially in the case of street children and children disadvantaged by war, food is the single prerequisite that makes education, training and other self-improvement possible.


Counter Claim:

What is the response to major food deficits that developing countries are increasingly going to face without falling back into a vicious circle of perpetual aid?

Constrained by:
Restricting food aid
Exploiting dependence
Facilitated by:
Providing food aid
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality