The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which one of the following statements?

Nasear on September 9 at 08:46PM

How is D correct?

How can the answer saying that the amount of aid is not the problem be correct when this section of the passage clearly states that the large influx of aid cripples existing infrastructure? "Teams of uninvited experts and personnel—all of whom need food and shelter—as well as uncoordinated shipments of goods and the establishment of programs inappropriate to local needs can quickly lead to a secondary "disaster" as already strained local infrastructures break down under the pressure of this large influx of resources."

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Irina on September 9 at 09:51PM

@nas,

The question asks us which of the following statements the author is most likely to agree with.

(D) says "It is not the amount of aid but rather the way this aid is managed that is the source of current problems in disaster relief."

This statement accurately expresses the author's perspective. He notes that "a high priority has been placed on the quantity of aid..," but critics claim that such an approach often creates a new set of logistical and management difficulties (lines 14-26).

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Nasear Thursday at 07:50PM

I just feel like the answer is contradicting itself, no? I understand that the way aid is managed is a problem, but there is more than one section in the article where the author also states that the amount of aid is also a problem.

Per my original question: "already strained local infrastructures break down under the pressure of this /large influx of resources/"

And from your response: "'a high priority has been placed on the quantity of aid..,' but critics claim that such an approach often creates a new set of logistical and management difficulties" – which states that the /quantity/ of aid creates a new set of difficulties.

Thanks for your help!

Skylar Friday at 01:27PM

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