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Aid Groups, Former U.S. Officials Warn Cuts To Foreign Aid Could Have Wide-Ranging Impacts

Financial Times: Aid officials sound warning on Trump’s proposed cuts
“U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash overseas aid risk destabilizing the world’s most fragile nations and inflaming extremism, aid groups and former U.S. officials warn. … His planned cuts come at a time when the U.N. is warning that the world faces its biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second World War, with 20m people facing starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria. Mr. Trump’s budget has also drawn criticism from Republicans and Democrats and it has little chance of being passed by Congress in its current form…” (Fick, 3/29).

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