UK slashes overseas aid at ‘worst moment in history’: MP
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UK slashes overseas aid at ‘worst moment in history’: MP

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The British government slashed its foreign aid budget at the “worst moment in history,” an opposition MP has said, as provisional figures showed UK overseas humanitarian funding wascut by more than half last year. UK direct humanitarian aid to foreign countries was reduced last year to £744 million from £1.53 billion in 2020, a cut of almost 51 percent, according to The Guardian. This followed a decision by Boris Johnson’s cabinet to abandon pledges to keep overseas development assistance spending at 0.7 percent of the Gross National Income (GNI), and instead squeeze the already strained budge…

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