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MEDCs and charities give aid to LEDCs. This aid has its advantages and its disadvantages. Watch this video to find out more.


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Key points

  • MEDCs and charities provide aid to LEDCs.
  • Emergency or short-term aid usually follows a disaster such as an earth quake or famine.
  • Conditional or tied aid is when aid is given but with conditions attached.
  • Charitable aid is funded by donations from the public.
  • Multilateral aid is where many countries give help through organisations such as the World Bank.
  • Aid can make LEDCs dependent on donor countries. Some aid is a loan not a gift and poor countries might struggle to pay it back.

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