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5 Dec 2017, 3:35pm

Ed Sheeran means well but this poverty porn has to stop | Afua Hirsch

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Aid adverts featuring ‘white saviours’ may bring in cash but they remove all dignity from those who are sufferingIt was almost exactly five years ago that I realised something was changing. A video landed on my phone – I was living in Ghana then – raising awareness of “this time of need for Norway”. This “need” was winter, and the video was hilarious. Amid scenes of blizzards, vehicles overturned in snow, and children battling through subzero conditions, glamorous (and warm) African pop stars encouraged donations of
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