An aid industry labouring under colonial structures is no help
Can humanitarian aid help without addressing white saviour complex? Although established mostly in good faith, aid work perpetuates a culture of helplessness in those who receive it, while empowering those who perform acts of charity. Lynne Jones writing in Aeon magazine argues for putting aid money directly into the hands of those affected by strife and letting them decide how it should be spent.
From Aeon magazine