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Some people believe charity organization should only offer help to people of their own country; others claim that these organizations should give aid to people in great need wherever they live. Discuss both opinions and tell which side do you agree with?

有些人认为慈善组织应该只对自己国家的人提供帮助;其他人认为,这些组织应该给予非常需要帮助的人,而无论他们居住在那里。请讨论双方的意见,并说明你同意哪一方?

 


 

Charity organisations are supposed to offer help to people in great need, such as those suffering from incurable diseases, natural disasters and unexpected accidents. Yet one issue is still in debate: to whom should the money of charity organisations go, exclusively to people who live in the same country as the organisations, or to all people regardless of where they live? To my mind, the answer to this question depends largely on the mission of specific charity organisations.

One important reason why some people hold the same-country view is that, as they see it. the charity money comes from the rich people and other donators who live in the same country as those needy people, and naturally the charity organisations should help them rather than people from other countries. This is partly true, especially to the local charity groups whose chief concern is to solve the local problems. Yet for such organisations as Bill Gates Charity Foundation whose money comes from the entire world, it is far from enough only to help Americans, although it is headquartered in the U.S. As a matter of fact. Bill Gales Charity Foundation, along with other “global” charity groups, has extended its help to all people in all countries and regions throughout the world.

Besides, there are charity organisations that address different issues, some of which being daily necessities, others being disease control, environmental protection, to name only a few Some of these issues are local while others are global in nature. Generally, local charity groups play a more important role in addressing local issues though outside help is also always welcomed, while in face of those global issues like disease control or environmental protection, charity organisations need to travel across territorial borders and offer help to those who live in any part of the world.

To conclude, where the charity money should go is mainly determined by the chief concerns and missions of different charity organisations. An organisation aiming at solving local issues should spend its money helping people who live in the same country, but if an organisation sets its eyes on global issues, it should not confine itself to a single country

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