Humanitarian Organizations Worried Trump Administration Will Cut Foreign Assistance Budget, Including Family Planning, LGBT Rights
Foreign Policy: Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block?
“Anxious humanitarian organizations are worried that President-elect Donald Trump, who sharply questioned the value of foreign aid during his campaign, is poised to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. assistance for developing countries — including programs promoting democracy, family planning, LGBT rights, and efforts to address climate change. Aid workers say many of the plans will come under close scrutiny and possibly be scrapped altogether. But the future of the nearly $34 billion annual budget proposed for foreign assistance next year remains a mystery after a campaign in which Trump made contradictory and vague comments about the role of international aid programs…” (Francis et al., 11/23).