We love it when celebrities fearlessly march into disease-ridden, war-torn parts of the world to do their bit in making people’s lives better. It gives one a lift to see people using all resources at their disposal to do good instead of throwing everything on clothes, bags, parties, or even drugs. It makes you wonder how they get up the nerve to do the work they do.
But at least peacekeepers and goodwill ambassadors can fulfill their duties in comfort. Celebitchy reports that a company called the AFEX Group provides luxurious compounds for UN officials and employees. The compounds are equipped with everything from a gym to a driving range, and a stay would come up to $200 a night.
We completely agree that officials, peacekeepers, and celebrity volunteers do need good, secure living spaces for the time they’re out on the field. It’s tough and dangerous work after all. I just wonder if such compounds will turn the people into more visible targets. Thoughts, anyone?