Does Humanitarian Aid Hurt Victims of Disasters More Than It Helps?

A journalist saw shocking abuses of donations intended for victims of wars and other catastrophes

An Oxfam member helps to carry a family’s aid in South Sudan / Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Global outrage erupted after Sixty Minutes reported back in 2011 that Greg Mortenson had made up or embellished many of the stories he told in Three Cups of Tea, his bestselling memoir of…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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