Discover more about different forms of emergency and development aid, and the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
- There are six different types of aid: emergency, development, bilateral, multilateral, conditional and charitable aid.
- Emergency aid is short-term and deals with primary effects of disasters, whereas development aid offers long-term development of infrastructure and standards.
- Multilateral aid is raised and distributed by international organisations, such as the IDA.
- Bilateral aid is provided by one country to another, usually with conditions attached.
Haiti, January 2010
On the 12th January 2010, a huge earthquake struck Haiti, one of the world's poorest nations..
The destruction it caused to this small, struggling country prompted a massive international aid effort.
Emergency aid is short-term support given in the aftermath of a disaster.
Many governments around the world dispatched emergency …
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