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  • Though if you want to do it then do it. The only reason they post these videos is because they don't want people getting the wrong idea and join for the wrong reason.

  • Thanks for your comments..yes, its true it's no picnic and those who do it are making a personal commitment and sacrifice to helping those in need but, its very rewarding and for many of the millions of people who need our help it can mean the difference between life and death. But, yes everyone needs to know their limitations.

  • Its sucks worse for the people who need our help! That's why those who choose to make the commitment to help are making a selfless sacrifice and are worthy of our respect and admiration. No-one gets into this to get rich or comfortable.

  • oh come on, just because someones lives get bad because of war does not mean the war is smart.
    war is dumb in general

  • You work for nearly nothing for about 2 years after finishing a related masters degree. Most agencies pay your housing/food/transit/insurance, w/ maybe $1000 per month. After a few years, a higher level position, maybe $ 50,000. The higher the position + more danger = more money. So an Urban Planner for USAID in Afghanistan might make 100,000 dollars w benefits, but those jobs take 5-7 years of related experience. If interested, look into the Peace Corps or MSF as a way to get started.

  • A masters degree is essential. But you will have ZERO income for about 3 years after that.. After 2-3 years then you can start to make money. Please understand that the 50-100,000 range is for people with vary specialized skills and experience (5-7 years minimum). Its a difficult job, you do it because you believe in it, not for a career or income. If you want to know more, perhaps you can send me a message personally, through my account. I've been doing this for about 3 years.

  • I am asking about the income because I believe that Aid workers do have families and expenses to provide for. How do they cope with that for the 3 years you have mentioned?

  • I am willing to forgo money for three years or so as these posts have indicated, but I am a single mother. Can it be done?

  • @suziestar777 Hi Suzy. There were no bad intentions in posting the activities in the video. It is hard for me to watch too. It's disturbing to anyone who is not used to it, but it's real life. It's the way billions of people around the world prepare food even when not in need.. In fact, there are many children who are asked to prepare the meals in the way you saw in the videos. Anyone considering aid work needs to know this. Pray for those hearty souls who do this work.

  • Hi. I'm 17 and I think I'd like to be an aid worker (preferably in the field). Does anyone have advise on what degrees/courses I should take and how I can gain experience volunteering without paying ridiculous amounts (I'm pretty skint) thanks

  • Does the WFP need any mechanical engineering expertise? I'm willing to help, and that's what I do best 😀

  • I'm currently an international studies student whom dreams of working for the UN (and perhaps becoming secretary general!). I've volunteered for a local charity which ships food to impoverished nations. I'm passionate about world affairs, and i'm looking for my chance to get my foot in the door. How can I get my opportunity?

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