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Developing countries experience many problems such as
Not enough food
In many African countries many people find it extremely hard to meet their needs. For example
many people do not have adequate shelter
there are too many jobs
Bilateral aid often just benefits the recipient country.
Bilateral aid is often known as 'tied aid'.
Multilateral aid is when a group of countries, e.g the EU, send aid to countries such as Sudan.
Voluntary aid is sent through
A social factor as to why countries may give aid is that the country wants to improve the living standards of people in the developing country.
An economic factor as to why a country would give aid is that they would not benefit financially as a result of interest paid on a loan.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation's main aim is to increase the amount and quality of food which people in developing countries receive.
The World Food Programme does not respond to emergency situations.
UNICEF works to improve the lives of children in developing countries. For example, programmes to provide schools.
The World Health Organisation focuses on helping improve education for all in developing countries.