The Humanitarian-to-Development Gap

“The situation in Liberia is a reminder that the international community has yet to come to grips with the humanitarian-to-development gap,” the OCHA [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs] report noted. “It would indeed be troubling were Liberians to be worse off now with peace than they were when humanitarian aid was reaching them in the immediate post-conflict period.”(read full IRIN report here)

Yes, it would be troubling, if you use the word “troubling” as a euphemism.

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