Global Inequalities and Conflict and Cooperation

Global Inequalities

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Oxfam: Ethiopia

Humanitarian aid:

They trucked water to 15,000 people and fed 30,000 animals during the drought of 2008. Training health professionals to help with the outbreak of 'Acute Watery Diarrhoea' in 2008 which killed over 200 people.

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Expansion of Tourism

Mangrove Boardwalk:

Many of the Mangrove forests in Kenya have been destroyed due to tourism. In Gazi, the women have built a 300m long boardwalk through the Mangrove. They charge tourists a fee per trek. Women have been trained to conduct the tours. They provide local refreshments and show visitors the wildlife. The Mangrove is preserved and 100per cent of the profits go back into the village. The money has been used to:

  • Provide scholarships for poor children in the village
  • Improve health care
  • Improve the village primary school
  • Supply clean water
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World War 1: Causes

The Alliance System: If a country was allied to another country, they had no choice but to declare war if needed.

Imperialism: Rivalry between who owned which bits of land - England and Germany.

Militarism: The Arms Race - competing against each other to build the biggest and 'best' ships.

Nationalism: Conflict about which country is the most powerful, leading to jealousy.

The 'Trigger' Event: The assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand started off World War 1.

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DRC War: Causes and Effects


  • Soldiers invading from Rwanda and Uganda
  • Control of territory, revenge and political power
  • Conflict over the natural resources, such as zinc, tin, lead and gold, found in the DRC - economic cause


  • More deaths as the country is becoming a bigger battleground
  • Younger children are being forced to join their army

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Resolving Conflict

Force, Sanctions, Appeasement, Improving Links, Protests, International Cooperation

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Sophie Lancaster: Causes

She and her boyfriend were attacked because she was classed as a goth. The group of teens attacked her because they didn't like the way she looked, and therefore felt that she no longer needed to exist. They attacked her in the head, leaving her in a deep coma. She was taken to many hospitals, as she was not recovering, and after many attempts, the family decided to turn off the life support, and on the 24th of August 2007, she died. All of this was because of the way she and her boyfriend dresses and looked.

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Bilateral Aid: Resources given from one country to another, often with conditions attached.

Multilateral Aid: Money given to the World Bank or Un who then distribute aid with that money.

Unilateral Aid: Aid given by one country or organisation, whether the receiving country agrees or not.

Humanitarian Aid: Resources sent to save lives or reduce suffering after a crisis.

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Millennium Development Goals

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a goal partnership for development
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