"Arab oil-rich nations could have long ago transformed the Palestinian territories (where their brethren live) into a model of what a modern state would look like. Instead, they let Western donor nations foot most of the bills with money that has largely gone down the drain or been squandered corruptly."
"The 10 largest populations living in protracted situations are: 1. More than 1 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan; 2. Nearly 1 million Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran; 3. 350,000 Burundians in the United Republic of Tanzania; 4. 215,000 Sudanese in Uganda; 5. 174,000 Somalis in Kenya; 6. 157,000 Eritreans in Sudan; 7. 132,000 Angolans in the Democratic Republic of Congo; 8. 132,000 refugees from Myanmar in Thailand; 9. 128,000 Congolese (DRC) in the United Republic of Tanzania; 10. 107,000 Bhutanese in Nepal."
"Because there's so much aid money flowing in that people become sort of nonchalant to everything, and people are a bit lazy." He added that most of that aid money stays in Ramallah, creating "a huge difference in lifestyle" between his city and the rest of the Palestinian territories. "People are very angry about that."