CARE REJECTS U.S. FOOD AID

One of the world's largest international charities has announced it will stop accepting millions of dollars in U.S. food aid over concerns American methods are doing more harm than good. CARE International says aid efforts are hampered by U.S. requirements on "monetized food aid." Instead of directly going to needy communities, U.S. grains are shipped on condition that charities sell them on the local market and then use the proceeds for their activities. CARE says the program is inefficient and results in food shipments to those who can afford them, not those in need. The U.S. program has also been faulted for shuttering local producers unable to compete with subsidized American prices. Several CARE officials involved in the American program have criticized the practice. CARE employee George Odo said: "If someone wants to help you, they shouldn't do it by destroying the very thing that they're trying to promote."

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