My defenition of aid is the act of giving help. This does not only mean from one country to another, which is mainly the case, but also from one individual to another.
Three types of aid are developmental, humanitarian and charitable aid. Developmental aid has helped over many years to improve the lifesltyles of those living in poorer countries. Humanitarian aid has helped people who have needed imediate help after a crisis. and Charitable aid has helped improve the lifestyles of individuals through the donations of people better off than them.
Inequality is when something is unequal, this can be between countries, people or groups of people, but in this case countries. Inequality between countries is when one has an advantage over the other, for example more money. This is a problem because the countries with less money have to work harder to get close to the wealthier countries and this makes the lives of the people on that country hard.
I personally think that aid does work, despite having many problems such as inequality. The reasons for this is that aid is not only the donation of money, but also physical resources and help. One example is after the March 11 2011 earthquake, though the effects still haven’t worn off, the aid from other countries has helped a lot, this could not have been done without aid and japan is doing much better than if aid did not exist. This link shows the amount of damage done by the earthquake after a year.
The image above shows a part of Tohoku in 2011, 2012 and 2013. As you can see it has improved a lot since and aid contributed to that.
Here is some information on the damage of japan.
The 5/11/11 earthquake is only one example but I hope I have proven my point in some way. There are some problems with aid but I still believe that it is a good thing and should continue.