Seen the news?
It's terrible! Thousands of people trapped by flooding without clean water or food. Their leaders had warning but did very little to help their people prepare and now these same leaders are standing in the way of help arriving. Absolutely unacceptable. Am I talking about New Orleans or Myanmar?
The government of Myanmar has seized shipments coming into the nation and has decided to distribute the relief themselves (feed their police and military) even though they lack the experience to work with water and sanitation.
Here is the score:
Governments take tax dollars from their citizens and force them to donate to a military dictatorship that is doing little to prevent their own citizens from dying.
Governments are not capable of charity because they are instruments of force.
I would even add the example of the greatest humanitarian relief project in the history of the world was done to project political will rather than humanitarian need...which was of course the 1948 Berlin Airlift. Myanmar is neither strategic nor important to enough international governments to motivate a general political will to help them. The government aid will only go to their corrupt government while scores of private charitable organizations and their armies of volunteers struggle on the ground to help the people.