Some people think charity organizations should help people in great need
wherever they live. However, others think they should help people in their own
country. Discuss both opinions and give your own opinion.
Globalization has become an irreversible trend, which can be shown in
different aspects, including international aid. While some people claim charity
organizations should focus on residents in their own countries, I would argue
their responsibility should go beyond that.
Obviously, the whole world is developing into an international community
and a variety of resources are increasingly shared by global citizens such as
fuel energy, education and medical services. If charities could lend a helping
hand to those foreigners who are in desperate need, they would give their
support in return if necessary and this would go from the individual level or
organizational level to the national level, which means recipient countries may
also help donor countries in corresponding perspectives.
Another point is that delivering international aid can help to establish a
good reputation globally, especially when some natural disasters happen, which
also displays the principle of humanitarianism. Some disasters are inevitable
and it is still quite common to see the reports in respect to wars and other
calamities. Although we can hardly prevent these tragedies, there is something
we can do to relieve the situation and charities should take the
On the other hand, those who maintain aid from charity organizations should
be restricted to their own people deem that resources are limited and helping
people overseas may harm the interest of their own country. For instance,
developing countries are still concerned about their own development in the
aspects of finance or even food and clothing. Without the help from charities,
those living in poor areas would face starving and poverty.
From my perspective, international aid should be encouraged and charity
organizations should take the responsibility to help those who are in need
regardless of their nationalities. Nevertheless, if it conflicts with their own
interests to a great extent, they should ensure the well-being of their own