MSF ‘Deserves Credit’ For Report Criticizing Aid Groups For Withdrawing From Conflict Zones
The Guardian: Aid agencies have become self-serving corporations dressed in the clothing of compassion
Ian Birrell, a former deputy editor of The Independent and a speechwriter for David Cameron during the 2010 election campaign
“…[A]n incendiary new report by Médecins Sans Frontières … — provocatively titled Where is Everyone? — highlights how other big aid groups are withdrawing from emergency work, especially in dangerous conflict zones, in favor of lucrative work on modish concepts such as conflict resolution, capacity building, and governance. … The charity deserves credit for raising issues that should provoke soul-searching. Yet it is unlikely to change attitudes. Behind the slick campaigns, too many aid groups have evolved into self-serving corporations dressed in the clothing of compassion” (7/7).