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Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries


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Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

Thalif Deen, IPS News

When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either late, fall far below expectations or not delivered at all.

The under-payment or non-payment of promised aid has affected mostly civilian victims, including war-ravaged women and children in military hotspots such as Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and most recently Yemen.

But it also extends to earthquake-struck countries such as Haiti and Nepal, and at least three African countries devastated by the Ebola virus.


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Please correct the title by reversing the first and last nouns: "Deliveries for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Pledges." My thanks, in advance.


#3

...short on deliveries


#4

Sharp eye, flea. Spotting those menacing prepositions reveals the core of the error.


#5

I think your correction is grammatically preferable but it would seem that it was more likely a typographical error transposing an of for an on.