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    Question Why don't relief efforts work?

    like ever!
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    Because it doesn't address the root cause of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
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    What do you mean "like ever"? Relief efforts work all the time when there are natural disasters. It saves lives and in many cases people have gone on to rebuild. It has worked right there in the caribbean with Grenada as an example after the destruction of the hurricane a few years ago.

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    doesnt help that those in power a lot of times do things to impede relief efforts as well
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    Isn't relief, by definition, temporary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedetriniking View Post
    What do you mean "like ever"? Relief efforts work all the time when there are natural disasters. It saves lives and in many cases people have gone on to rebuild. It has worked right there in the caribbean with Grenada as an example after the destruction of the hurricane a few years ago.
    that was exaggeration for imix and my own frustration.
    In making the thread I was thinking about relief efforts in Africa over the years or the efforts in Haiti after the earthquake.
    I just feel over the years with soooooo much money and human man hours poured into something why does it seem like there isn't a dent made in providing relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Steupz View Post
    Isn't relief, by definition, temporary?
    right and it's temporary b/c the situation is supposed to be bettered but if it doesn't get better the relief is extended or just stopped all together, so in that case was it really 'relief'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedetriniking View Post
    What do you mean "like ever"? Relief efforts work all the time when there are natural disasters. It saves lives and in many cases people have gone on to rebuild. It has worked right there in the caribbean with Grenada as an example after the destruction of the hurricane a few years ago.

    Dude , you are like so totally right man. Some people even think the Hurricane was a blessing , because the homes on the island actually looks better now than it did in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post

    right and it's temporary b/c the situation is supposed to be bettered but if it doesn't get better the relief is extended or just stopped all together, so in that case was it really 'relief'?
    I understand. '
    I suppose - having no education on the subject - that it's structured to provide critical relief and long term aid and infrastructure.

    Certainly, you'd want to help those in need, regardless of the nefarious elements who puncture the aid and siphon off for themselves.
    The problem is you have to allow people to fend for themselves all the while knowing it's almost impossible for them to do that.

    It just seems difficult and it's why most organisations/countries either do too little or too much.

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    specifically which relief efforts? where and when?

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