EthioGuardian.com ETG: Ethiopia: Will charity scandals starve aid donations?

Recent questionmarks about the use of charity funds, including allegations famine relief money was spent on weapons, have led to a furious response from Bob Geldof and others worried such claims will be exploited to cut aid, writes MARY FITZGERALDIT IS DIFFICULT to overstate the impact of Band Aid. Twenty-five years after Bob Geldof’s campaign raised millions to help victims of the famine then devastating Ethiopia, it continues to cast a long shadow. Development experts may argue over what kind of legacy Band Aid/Live Aid left behind in Ethiopia and in the wider aid sphere, but few dispute its role in raising public awareness of the possibilities of humanitarian assistance.

EthioGuardian.com ETG: Ethiopia: Will charity scandals starve aid donations?

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