By Djamchid ASSADI
Burgundy School of Business
Panelists and participants almost unanimously - and most likely unconsciousness - evoked political crises as one of the major reasons of the human tragedies -and consequently of the humanitarian actions. It was not a discovery for me. It is not probably for you.
Listened once more this repeated banality, I dared to ask a question. I even warned the chair and the panelists that my question would be politically incorrect! They let me to pose the question, however.
My question was - and incessantly is - if the majority of human tragedies is caused by political reasons, why cannot we imagine humanitarian actions and organizations which intervene in the political spheres to prevent political brutalities like those in Syria, Yemen, Sudan? Cannot we reduce significantly needs in humanitarian assistance?
I did not enjoy any direct, clear and convincing answer, despite the interest that participants and even panelists showed.
As they did not answer, I turn to you for the same question. Would you answer?
Don't we reduce the needs in microfinance funds if we can stop corrupted rulers and kleptocracy in developing countries?
Don't we significantly slow the flows of emigrants - and the subsequent and sufferings deaths - if we can stop repression of people by their rulers?
Just think of countries the current emigrants come (flee) from. Is the reason not political?
If we do not even dare asking questions, we will never find solution.
I have a question!
I have a dream!
by Djamchid ASSADI