It’s a US based non-profit making that inspires children, families and countries across the Sub-Saharan Africa. Its concerned with to find solutions to very serious challenges facing Africa. They provide aid in Education, Health Care and supporting women, sustainable development, food and agriculture, wildlife and many more. They have provided aid to thousands of children, women, orphans, students with regards to healthcare delivery, disease control, supply of books and stationary and support for deprived or less endowed countries.
WHY HUMANITARIAN HELP FOR AFRICA?
Humanitarianism in Africa is a concerted effort to alleviate in Africa. Reasons for such humane aid are not just limited to poor standards of living, total penury and disasters among others. In Africa, the sources for humanitarianism can be centered around foreign or domestic aid. Africa is most often than not depicted as a continent relentlessly attacked with poverty and genocide. Genocide is often portrayed as a very frequent occurrence in the continent. Africa is also thought of as a continent on the verge of attaining civilization provided developed countries are willing to come to their aid. HIV/AIDS is an epidemic which has claimed the lives of thousands and millions of people. Even in a current generation where health care has improved, HIV/AIDS is still one of the prime causes of death among Africans and the number of people being diagnosed is still on the rise. Food insecurity also poses a great threat to the growth of Africa and it’s the primes cause behind humanitarian efforts. Individuals experiencing this menace therefore depend greatly on food aid for their sustenance and this may have to come from foreigners. The saying that those who have enough should share with those who don’t have is very vital in every society- even in the animal kingdom. Aid saves lives and helps alleviate suffering not just for the now but in the long term. Millions of Africans are alive, thanks to the concerted efforts of international cooperation to help fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, poverty and genocide among others.
PEACE BUILDING AND POST CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION IN AFRICA- WHAT IT ENTAILS?
Around the 90’s a greater percentage of the world’s deadliest conflicts took place in the continent of Africa. Peace building has become the mainstay and a tool for bridging by employing the use of justice to create societies which are peaceful to promote development. Developed countries in recent times have become very drastic with their approaches in their quest to build peace and rebirth reconciliation. Post conflict reconstruction is structured such that in the long run, reconciliation and unity is achieved and most importantly peace is maintained. Peace building promotes peace and sustainable development by stressing on the need to tackle conflict such that it will avoid re-occurrence. Sustainable peace in recent times has become a great priority both locally and internationally and Organizations such as the UN have taken it upon themselves to advocate and promote peace.
ASSESMENT OF CONFLICT RIDDEN RISK COUNTRIES
Currently, there are approximately 15 war-torn African countries experiencing conflict as a result of war. Such countries include Sierra Leone, Cote d’lvoire, Liberia, Angola and Rwanda among others. Wars in the long run create distraction as they rid such countries of their rich natural resources- timber, oil, gold, diamond etc. Citizens are compelled to flee and it leaves the country in a deplorable state. For example, Central African Republic has for some time now been involved in diverse military coups and other acts of rebellion that have savaged their economy. One other major cause of conflicts is politics most especially during elections. the main factors can be grouped in three: the nature of politics in such countries, the nature of elections and nature of incentives given by electoral institutions.
USAID- WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
USAID is an agency independent of the United Nations federal-government whose prime responsibility is to render foreign aid and assistance in relation to development. It is one of the biggest aid agencies worldwide. It was created in 1961 and its main aim is to eradicate poverty and promote resilient democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States. They are mostly involved disaster relief, poverty relief and socioeconomic development. USAID offers both technical assistance (which includes training, scholarship schemes etc.) and financial assistance (to local and foreign NGO’s as well as developing countries).