The advantage and disadvantage of giving international aid to poor countries

Offering foreign aid to poor countries is an encouraging activity. The countries are providing the help, however, encounter some short backs in the process of offering aid to the poor nations. From its active side, the merits outweigh the demerits of the process. It is therefore encouraged that the wealthy developed countries help the growing poor nations.

The main advantage is that the poor countries are relieved of their burden and suffering, hence providing them a chance to grow. The aid also reduces or kills poverty and hunger since most of these countries receive food, clothes, and even water from the wealthy nations. Some countries require military intervention more than even food. Some rich nations even send foreign investors to the poor countries to help boost the economic development of the developing poor country (Kiggundu, 2002).

International aid also helps in promoting the relationship between the weak and the strong countries. It is beneficial to the country both politically and economically. The strong bond between the countries encourages international trade and access to other powerful countries for more aid (Waugh & Bushell 2001).

Foreign support also helps house the homeless by building of aid camps prior to building houses such as those of Red Cross. Since poor countries are prone to internal conflicts, most people now have a place to escape to and call it their home.

As much as international aid is seen as an active humanitarian tool, other gifts however, infuses conflicts. Aid also encourages poverty at some point as the nation becomes lazy and fully dependent on the powerful country (Waugh & Bushell, 2001).

It is also unfortunate, as once the country, providing aid withdraws; the weak nation falls to a ground level not knowing where to continue. It makes the country lack plans (Kiggundu, 2002).

In conclusion, every upright thing comes with a disadvantage. International aid has both advantages and disadvantages as stated above. It is however encouraged since the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

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