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Are Charities Working In Africa Doing More Harm Than Good?

The activist group No White Saviours recently held their first conference in Uganda. The group is ca...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:20 PM - 2 Sep 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Are Charities Working In Africa Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:20 PM - 2 Sep 2019

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The activist group No White Saviours recently held their first conference in Uganda.

The group is calling for an end to the depiction of white people as heroes in Africa.

In our Monday debate we asked whether charities working in the developing world are actually doing more harm than good.

Should those travelling to African countries aim to learn from the local people rather than simply doing things for them?

Would it be better to donate money instead? And is the emerging trend of 'voluntourism' causing more problems?

To discuss this we were joined by Mark Malone, communications officer with Comhlamh, Ellie Kisyombe, a direct provision campaigner originally from Malawi, Amy Costello, senior correspondent with Not For Profit Quarterly and host of the Tiny Spark podcast, and former aid worker Marion McKeone.

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