Should Rich Countries Help the Poor Countries?

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should  rich countries help the poor countries?
 
There is so much debate surrounding the issue of rich countries should help the poor countries.  
 Proponents think that rich countries should help the poor countries because loaning money to developing countries aids can helping them improvement the situation from poverty and disease. Opponents, think that the money doesn't go for the place where they needs and the debt is a lot of pressure for the poor countries. In my opinion, that rich countries should help the poor countries. The responsibility of richer countries help the poor countries should more than they did it before, it can be throught in health, education,economy and policy.  

One of the strongest reason for people who against the rich countries should help the poor countries is the aid doesn't work. Foreign aid  usually considered too much for poor countries, or useless on inability governments. Africa has received over US$1 trillion in international aid over the past 50 years, intended for health care, education, infrastructure and agriculture, among other things. "Between 1970 and 1995 aid to Africa increased rapidly and aid dependency (measured as the aid-to-GDP ratio) stood at nearly 20% in the early 1990s. Measured differently, the mean value of aid as a share of government expenditures in African countries was well above 50% between 1975 and 1995" (Why Aid Doesn't Work). "The total amount of international development aid is now more than $100 billion a year to Africa. In 2008, rich countries gave $119.8 billion in foreign aid. This is over 10% more than in 2007 and is the highest amount ever given" (Statistics on International Development Aid). In the same period, the per capita GDP growth in Africa to reduce, for many years has been negative. Unfortunately, although good intentions from donor countries, the aid work has been useless in against poverty and promote the economic continued growth. The fact is that most African countries are...
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