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LORDS OF POVERTY – the power, prestige, and corruption of the international aid business

 Author: Graham Hancock  Category: Books (Others), Books at the Centre  Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press  Published: January 10, 1994

Each year some sixty billion dollars are spent on foreign aid throughout the world. Whether in donations to charities such as Save the Children, Oxfam, CARE, UNICEF, or the Red Cross, in the form of enormous loans from the World Bank, or as direct payments from one government to another, the money is earmarked for the needy, for relief in natural disasters floods or famines, earthquakes, or droughts and for assistance in the development of nations.