When too much aid is a problem

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Aid agencies have pledged too many boats to victims of last year’s tsunami disaster in the Indonesian province of Aceh, threatening over-fishing in its waters, the Red Cross warned on Tuesday… The province now [faces] a situation where, if all the pledges were kept, it would have more boats than it had before the tsunami.

Excessive generosity is not the problem; blame instead a lack of coordination. Via the Financial Times. See the Red Cross press release or more from the Jakarta Post.

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