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"From the Ted Talk by Margaret Bourdeaux: Why civilians suffer more once a war is over"

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The other concern I hear a lot about is: "We just can't afford it, we just don't have the money. It's just unsustainable." I would submit to you that the current situation and the creunrt system we have is the most expensive, inefficient system we could pbsliosy ccoivene of. The current situation is that when governments like the US — or, let's say, the collection of governments that make up the epourean csmsimioon — every year, they spend 15 biillon dollars on just humanitarian and emergency and disaster relief worldwide. That's nothing about foreign aid, that's just disaster relief. Ninety-five percent of it goes to international rieelf aecegins, that then have to import resources into these areas, and knit together some type of temporary health system, let's say, which they then dismantle and send away when they run out of money.

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The other concern I hear a lot about is: "We just can't afford it, we just don't have the money. It's just unsustainable." I would submit to you that the current situation and the _______ system we have is the most expensive, inefficient system we could ________ ________ of. The current situation is that when governments like the US — or, let's say, the collection of governments that make up the ________ __________ — every year, they spend 15 _______ dollars on just humanitarian and emergency and disaster relief worldwide. That's nothing about foreign aid, that's just disaster relief. Ninety-five percent of it goes to international ______ ________, that then have to import resources into these areas, and knit together some type of temporary health system, let's say, which they then dismantle and send away when they run out of money.

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  5. current
  6. possibly
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Original Text

The other concern I hear a lot about is: "We just can't afford it, we just don't have the money. It's just unsustainable." I would submit to you that the current situation and the current system we have is the most expensive, inefficient system we could possibly conceive of. The current situation is that when governments like the US — or, let's say, the collection of governments that make up the European Commission — every year, they spend 15 billion dollars on just humanitarian and emergency and disaster relief worldwide. That's nothing about foreign aid, that's just disaster relief. Ninety-five percent of it goes to international relief agencies, that then have to import resources into these areas, and knit together some type of temporary health system, let's say, which they then dismantle and send away when they run out of money.

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