It is a difficult time for Africans in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen. Drought and war are threatening 20 million lives. Many Poverty, Inc. viewers are wondering, what is the right thing to do in this situation. There are no easy answers to such a tragedy. First, those who are putting their lives on the line to address it should be commended for their initiative; just as important, they should arm themselves with principles gleaned from the past.
World Vision is a multi billion dollar organization with some concerning practices ranging from objectifying poverty imagery to the monetization of subsidized agriculture that undermines local markets in the name of food aid.