Threat Of Famine Spreads In Africa, Middle East As President Trump Proposes Cuts To Foreign Assistance
Washington Post: Trump’s plan to slash foreign aid comes as famine threat is surging
“President Trump has proposed large cuts to foreign aid at a time of acute need across Africa and the Middle East, with four countries approaching famine and 20 million people nearing starvation, according to the United Nations. … So far, U.S. funding for the hunger crises has come out of a budget approved last year under President Barack Obama. But the famines or near-famines in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen underscore the reliance on continued U.S. assistance to save some of the world’s most desperate people…” (Sieff, 3/1).