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Petition for the UK to maintain Foreign Aid to Liberia

(39 Posts)
Forgetfulmog Fri 26-Jul-13 20:05:32

Please can everyone sign this.

Apparently there are plans for the Government to stop supporting Liberia financially in March next year. If this does happen then the people of Liberia may have to start paying for their own healthcare. Liberia is one of the worlds poorest countries and needs our ongoing support.

Please can everyone sign this.

Somethingyesterday Sat 27-Jul-13 03:29:51


Forgetfulmog Sat 27-Jul-13 08:38:54

Thank you!

heidihole Sat 27-Jul-13 08:40:49

Charity starts at home. The UK has its own financial problems lets sort that first.

EstelleGetty Sat 27-Jul-13 08:49:03


kissmyheathenass Sat 27-Jul-13 09:03:43

Liberia has an extremely corrupt government. Public funds are mis-spent. As with most foreign aid, it doesn't go to those who need .

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 09:07:41

really? its mis spent yet we still send it....knowingly!!?

kissmyheathenass Sat 27-Jul-13 09:12:03

I think Liberia was found to have the corrupt government in the world very recently. I will see if I can back that up with a quick google.

Sadly I think a lot if our foreign aid gets into the wrong hands.

kissmyheathenass Sat 27-Jul-13 09:18:57

A recent survey by Transparency International found Liberia to be most corrupt nation in the world. If our government aren't willing to ensure our aid is spent properly, then we shouldn't be paying it at all.

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 09:29:45

no...we shouldn't!!

Forgetfulmog Sat 27-Jul-13 09:46:03

Might have guessed at some of the responses on here! If you don't want to sign it, don't. There's no need to be so negative

Somethingyesterday Sat 27-Jul-13 09:49:37


How could anyone not want the UK government to persist in aid -and therefore positive involvement - in a country that plainly needs it?

The aid may be a drop in the ocean, and perhaps most Liberians will never see it - but at least the country would remain visible to us.

Liberian mothers are no less human that those of you posting here.....

Forgetfulmog Sat 27-Jul-13 09:52:09

Well said something smile

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 09:54:20

why is someone educating us with some facts seen as negative?

Somethingyesterday Sat 27-Jul-13 09:59:35


You think aid should only go to countries where all the facts are positive?

Forgetfulmog Sat 27-Jul-13 10:06:02

Maybe we should just cut foreign aid completely, let the bastards suffer eh?sad

Surely if the country was not corrupt then they probably wouldn't need foreign aid anyway! This is just like the deserving & undeserving poor isn't it?

Anyway like I said, sign or don't sign, whatever, just keep your negative comments to yourself

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 10:08:15

its a public forum.....nobody has to keep anything 'to themselves'!!

Bowlersarm Sat 27-Jul-13 10:11:03

I don't think that people posting negative (but correct) facts should have to be silenced should they? People shouldn't sign petitions unless they know the consequences of what they are signing.

kissmyheathenass Sat 27-Jul-13 10:14:25

Ok, for those of you slating my negativity, do you honestly think foreign aid goes to this in need in Liberia? by sending foreign aid we are giving the wealthy and corrupt more money. It's throwing petrol on the proverbial fire. I don't like my taxes going to a corrupt government in Liberia.

ThreeMusketeers Sat 27-Jul-13 10:14:53

As foreign aid is mis-spent and doesn't reach it's intended recipients, I support ending foreign aid to Liberia.

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 10:16:20

op this shouldn't even be in chat.....'petitions' have their own topic....tucked away somewhere

kissmyheathenass Sat 27-Jul-13 10:16:47

Forgetful, you have no place telling me to keep my comments to myself ffs. A that how to shut down debate with anyone who doesn't agree with you?

Forgetfulmog Sat 27-Jul-13 10:17:21

Report me then!

42notTrendy Sat 27-Jul-13 10:18:04

Does anyone have a link to information about why the govt are considering stopping sending aid? Would be useful to have more information.

Bowlersarm Sat 27-Jul-13 10:18:11

Why do you want to be reported?

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