Monday, August 08, 2005

United Nations Can’t Manage Food Aid

Jan Egeland, the United Nations under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief coordinator wrote an Op/Ed pieceUSA Today “Niger is dying, and the world is merely watching”.

He writes “Nine months ago, Niger and the United Nations warned of an impending crisis. In May, the U.N. appealed to international donors for $16 million in emergency aid. The response: near-deafening silence.”

Does not that mean that Jan Egeland is incompetent? At the minimum, he is ineffective.

Perhaps, he should request food and transport, not money. The United Nations is currently involved in the largest financial scandal of all time. If their diplomatic immunity is waived, some of these folks can be incarcerated and be an example to others not to misuse the public trust. See Wall Street Journal (subscription required) “Excerpts From Third U.N. Report

For the good of the world’s poor, these UN officials should be replaced.


Blogger Cigarjoe said...

Thank God for the reporting by FOX News and Claudia Rosett. The MSM have mostly ignored the U.N. corruption. Cigarjoe

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