• I believe so

    I believe that they should give aid, though not through money and food, but through education. First world countries should be able to send people over to third world countries to give children a complete education, and to teach adults how to properly grow crops.

  • At least the money will go towards good!

    Absolutely, I think rich countries such financially assist poor countries. I figure, why not? This is a firm example of extra money going towards a good cause. I think a more wealthy country helping out another respected country that may not have the same financial resources is a very good thing.

  • Just a little bit

    Give them as help as they need to stand up. Otherwise, the nation relying on aids, will have no self respect. Rich nation work on give and take principle, that country getting aid will be under debt and unable to pay that because of less resources. County must rely on their own resources and try to built new resources. Educate the people about crises and how they can help their country because man power is every thing. After world war II, japans economy bent but they didn't ask for help and depend on their own resources and now they are world's fastest growing economy.

  • YES of course

    Because rich countries have what they need, but poor countries don't. It is important that the rich countries help the developing ones so that the gap between LEDCs, and MEDs would be smaller. Also, it is important that people in the developing countries to get food. Rich countries have food to eat, but poor counties don't. Benefit for just yourself is not important. Sharing is Caring.

  • I think so.

    I definitely think that our richer countries should help the poorer ones, but I think instead of giving the government all of the money , they should help and train people from those countries so the money doesnt just go in the government workers pockets. That's just my opinion. Thanks.


    I have lived in a rich AND poor country and to experience what its like in a poor country is terrible. We have no idea how lucky we are to live in a rich country. Poor people are suffering everyday and we are just living our lives not even making a difference in this world which is what we are supposed to do. Rich people, wake up and put others needs in front of your own for once

  • Countries should stand for each other.

    Affluent countries should give a hand and try to eradicate the poverty around the world in the impoverished countries. Poverty causes hunger, lack of education and malnutrition; these are the main reasons that many people are suffering these days. With the help of the affluent countries, criminals' and terrorists' numbers in poorer countries will wane.

  • The wealthy countries are polluting poor countries

    Yes, wealthy countries should help the poor countries because they are destroying their air and land through dumping toxic waste. Wealthy industries are making poor countries air, land and water toxic which makes these individuals have other health issues. Children are born with asthma and new viruses they incur with no vaccines to possibly to save lives. These industries also contribute to global warming from dumping in these poor areas.

  • Make a difference.

    Wealthy countries should help those that are in need. What if you were suffering, you would beg on your knees for help. Don't you guys want to maintain a relationship of dependency. We should all work together to support and love our neighbors. "Love your neighbors as you love yourself." We are the world, we are the ones to make a brighter place so lets start giving.

  • Absolutely, it's what should be done.

    Many people may contend that they shouldn't, saying that it won't help those who are suffering to give them things we are abundant in, but this is no reason not to help them. It simply isn't right for a country to waste good things that other countries are going without. By enabling poorer countries to stand on their own, they might help the helper in the end (sounds like a fairy tail I've heard before!).

  • No, they should not

    Poor countries will rely on the rich ones and they won't be able to stop depending on them. When the rich countries stop helping the poor ones, their economy will go down once again. Also,the money usually doesn't go where the people need it. There might be corruption in the country and he money doesn't even reach the population.

  • No, they should not

    While it would seem helpful for richer countries to aid the poorer ones we need to consider a few key points first. One thing to consider is that poorer countries are usually poor for a reason. Either they have no resources, or they have a corrupt government system that only benefits those in power. Egypt was a great example of this. For years the US gave them around 2 billion dollars per year in foreign aid. 1.3 billion of this was spent on military funding for Egypt, while the rest predominately went to lining Hosni Mubarak's and other government officials wallets. So yes, maybe some poorer countries deserve foreign aid, but it would have to be with many conditions on how the money is spent and limited to those countries that have a democratic system in place.

  • We owe $20 billion in debt.

    Sending money to other countries is a great way to ensure war. We owe about $20 billion in debt because of this, and the numbers keep climbing. I believe that once we pay our debt, we should only vaguely help rural countries. Remember, we must first help ourselves before we can help others.

  • They can't support themselves after the country stops supporting them.

    Poor countries will rely on the rich ones and they won't be able to stop depending on them. When the rich countries stop helping the poor ones, their economy will go down once again. Also,the money usually doesn't go where the people need it. There might be corruption in the country and he money doesn't even reach the population.

  • Just my opinion...

    They will become dependent on the rich country. Also countries like America have been paying billions of dollars to poorer countries in the hope that they will put it to good use, but no noticeable difference has been made. They need to get rid of their own corrupt governments, and stand up for themselves.

  • The world isn't fair.

    The Poor will always be with us on this earth like Jesus said. Nothing is equal on this Earth and some suffer while others prosper and that's up to the individuals with wealth to give up money instead of the government sticking its hand into everyone's pockets. The government's "social justice" crap is useless and just another socialist idea that found its way into America.

  • From my own personal point

    We just have to keep going toward our own target... Before reaching that aim we even will be needed some aid. Thats why i think like that... Right you may talk about humanity, donation or other forms of aid... But if we are in the road of our aim we shouldn't need this

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Wayyy they shouldn't

    There fault. The US has been around less time than Africa. They are fine, so why isn't Africa? Because the US has a democracy, and makes better decisions to become a World Power. The way i see it is Africa can do this by themselves if we can, so leave them alone

  • Maybe NOT because

    No countries so innocent to help others. They have their own problems to look after. After all if they do this, they might be doing this to influence the people of that country and hold power in that country. For example, India was captured by the British in The same way. And even if they help, they should help not by giving Resources but by spreading education. Otherwise, this might lead to loans.

    Posted by: hshh
  • Maybe not because

    I suppose not because if poor countries will be even more dependent on richer countries in fact this will make it good for a short time but if somehow the rich country can not donate money to the poor one... What will happen? Also another problem would be "Where does the money go?" because many times poor countries are also corrupted, so the money will go to the government instead of the population-

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