African Aid

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).

Why is humanitarian help for Africa so important?

Why is humanitarian help for Africa so important?
Humanitarian aid is given to African countries characterized by low standards of investments and development, reducing the gap found between the western states and the third world countries and support infrastructure. These countries mostly faced with natural and human-induced disasters on nearly a daily basis over the last century or more. The most significant hindrance of the African countries to economic diversification is mainly poor education provided and political instabilities. The aid given is a source of income to majority of less privileged people in Africa, when viewed as a compliment to the effort put in place of self —reliance.

What is USAID all about?

What is USAID all about?
United States Agency for International Development or as popularly known as USAID, was initiated and inaugurated on November 3, 1961 after the Foreign Assistance Act was passed on September 4, 1961 by the Congress as per the executive order of the then President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It has it headquarters in Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC. and it became the first organization meant to assist those countries lacking with agreeable socio-economic infrastructure in order to make them self-reliant headed by the United States.

Peace rebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa

Peace rebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa
Africa may be described as the Dark Continent. Could the description be as a result of the complexion of it is citizens or does it have to be as a blood being shed on the continent due to war. Africa is a beautiful continent whose resources are yet to be tapped into and doing that would require peace and stability. A lack of basic amenities like water and food could also lead to conflict. Most African countries are war-torn countries for example Uganda, Angola, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan. These war-torn countries are unable to stand on their feet alone and as such usually require aid from international bodies and other countries.

Before The Storm: The Assessment of Conflict Ridden Risk Countries

Before The Storm: The Assessment of Conflict Ridden Risk Countries
Conflict assessment, also known as Conflict analysis, is an early stage of facilitating the peaceful end of a retribution in which parties attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics in their relationship. When a method used to achieve an end results comes with disagreements and inequality arises towards a direction, the opposing sides are subject to conflict. When going through assessment it is important to understand the causes of such disagreement in order to reach a solution.