- Marija Kovačević
- Hrvatska Kostajnica
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Humanitarian response: Is it slow and inefficient because of lack of money, or lack of interest?
Every time a disaster strikes, we see the same scenario - people without homes/food/water, and it goes on until the situation becomes too embarrassing for the world to watch.
First response usually comes from NGO's and volunteers, than come big governments and big organizations.
I was wondering what is the reason that by now we, as a society, don't have more efficient procedures and measures in case of an emergency? Is it the lack of funding, or are those struck by a disaster poor consumers, and no big corporation can earn on them?
Did we allow the big capital to completely put the needs of the weakest to side?
Should governments take in consideration the possibilities of natural disasters, and not just hope it will happen to someone else, and fund projects like Michael McDaniel's? Should we look for a response in governments of private sector?
Can an individual do something about it?