Emergency aid in times of disaster saves lives.
Aid helps rebuild livelihoods and housing after a disaster.
Aid can support countries in developing their natural resources and power supplies.
Aid can increase the dependency of LEDCs on donor countries. Sometimes aid is not a gift, but a loan, and poor countries may struggle to repay.
Aid may not reach the people who need it most. Corruption may lead to local politicians using aid for their own means or for political gain.