GCSE AQA GEOGRAPHY DEVELOPMENT LONG TERM AID CASE STUDY

GCSE AQA GEOGRAPHY DEVELOPMENT LONG TERM AID CASE STUDY

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Long Term ­ Angola ­ Christian Aid
Christian Aid works along side CICA (The Council of Christian Churches in Angola) and SOS
Habitat in Angola to help overcome the main problems there. These problems are Disease, Hunger,
Housing and Education & Human Rights.
Disease is clearly a huge problem in Angola; like most other LEDC's they have a shortage of
water and a lack of water. Also they have very poor education on sexual protection. Therefore
Christian Aid and CICA educate people about malaria. They do this by distributing mosquito nets and
encouraging societies to organise rubbish disposal and collection. They also support clinics in teaching
people about the importance of personal hygiene, in order to prevent cholera spreading around
Angola anymore. Furthermore they are involved in strategies promoting the importance of safe sex
so that the number of HIV/AIDS cases is reduced dramatically.
Hunger is also a massive problem in Angola. It's an LEDC so is very poor and cannot afford
much food. Christian Aid and CICA work together to help make sure that families have enough food
to take care of themselves. They run a project where each family definitely has access to at least half
a hectare of land. On this land they have distributed seeds; this is therefore substantial farming. In
addition to this they give out tools and fertilisers to help keep the soil in good condition.
Another problem in Angola is the poor housing that Angolans live in. Along with SOS Habitat,
Christian Aid improves the conditions for the people who live in resettlement camps and help them
find new homes to live in. They also help to stop poor people becoming homeless from the
government trying to move them out; e.g. for new housing developments in Luanda. They apply
pressure on the government to stick to the housing laws and use lawyers, petitions and media
interviews to prevent illegal evictions.
Christian Aid provides funds to support human rights groups. They have supported literacy
programmes which attempt to build the confidence of the locals to work along side one another and
to believe that they cane speak out about human rights abuses and violence. They aim to help people
in Angola become involved in the decisions made about there country's future.

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