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Oct 10, 2008 6:34 AM CST Maybe its Karma - OXFAM only need $260 million.........
trish123
trish123trish123Macclesfield, Cheshire, England UK231 Threads 6 Polls 19,911 Posts
How many billions have they suddenly found for these bailout schemes?


ADDIS ABABA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The number of Ethiopians needing emergency food assistance has jumped to 6.4 million from 4.6 million in June, the aid agency Oxfam said on Friday.

Drought and high food prices have both contributed to the worsening crisis in Ethiopia and other parts of the Horn of Africa like Somalia and north Kenya, aid workers say.

Oxfam, citing U.N. figures, said there was a $260 million shortfall for agencies trying to address Ethiopia's crisis.

"Compared with the funds going to shore up the global financial system, the aid needed to save lives in Ethiopia is a drop in the ocean," Oxfam's country director Waleed Rauf said.

While government figures showed 6.4 million people needed emergency assistance, more than 13.5 million were in need of some sort of aid, Oxfam said. "The number of those suffering severe hunger and destitution has spiralled," Rauf said. (Reporting by Barry Malone, editing by Tim Pearce)



This econimic crisis disgusts me in the face of what these poor people must be suffering!.............

Why the heck arent our governments representing the wishes of the people who elect them frustrated
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Oct 10, 2008 9:12 AM CST Maybe its Karma - OXFAM only need $260 million.........
trish123
trish123trish123Macclesfield, Cheshire, England UK231 Threads 6 Polls 19,911 Posts
laugh no comments then - hahaha - its only 130millions in £ roughly - a pittance in the face of trillions being found for the bailout dunno

Maybe its because the 'powers that be' cant afford to get involved in the Darfur issues because that would really put them up against other super powers and they just dont have the dosh to finance it - but a bit of small change for OXFAM wouldnt hurt too much surely........ very mad
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Oct 10, 2008 10:54 AM CST Maybe its Karma - OXFAM only need $260 million.........
p_seg
p_segp_segCentral, Xlokk Malta481 Threads 7,245 Posts
sadly its true that the world could do more to help countries in such dire conditions. but its also true that these same countries have the money to beef up their military forces and fight wars in the mean time. shouldn't they be taking care of their own people first?

I have a feeling that if the economic crisis isn't handled properly, we won't be that much better off than those poor souls.

a question that's been in my mind lately is the following: From where did they find all these billions and who's going to pay for them in the long run?
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Oct 10, 2008 11:12 AM CST Maybe its Karma - OXFAM only need $260 million.........
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
trish123: no comments then - hahaha - its only 130millions in £ roughly - a pittance in the face of trillions being found for the bailout

Maybe its because the 'powers that be' cant afford to get involved in the Darfur issues because that would really put them up against other super powers and they just dont have the dosh to finance it - but a bit of small change for OXFAM wouldnt hurt too much surely........


Not at all, you just dropped this bomb in the wrong part of CS. The fuse wont take here

dunno
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Oct 10, 2008 3:36 PM CST Maybe its Karma - OXFAM only need $260 million.........
p_seg:
a question that's been in my mind lately is the following: From where did they find all these billions and who's going to pay for them in the long run?



Thin air. They sum it up better on the link provided.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM79QpaxvOs
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