Death Aid?


Writing in Prospect, David Rieff argues that Bob Geldof's Live Aid may have done more harm than good in its response to Ethiopian famine in 1985:

The truth is that the Dergue's resettlement policy—of moving 600,000 people from the north while enforcing the "villagisation" of 3m others—was at least in part a military campaign, masquerading as a humanitarian effort. And it was assisted by western aid money.

Whole thing here.