Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cuts Create Uncertainty Over Future WFP Donations

Bloomberg: U.S. Aid Too Little, Too Late?
“Food aid advocates are praising $331 million in U.S. assistance to alleviate hunger in Africa and the Middle East, even as they wonder whether President Donald Trump will make good on plans to cut assistance from the world’s biggest humanitarian donor. The pledge is part of a $639 million relief package for South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen announced at last week’s G20 summit, and will shore up U.S. donations to the United Nations World Food Programme … The contribution was welcomed by the WFP, but the agency also warned that Trump’s push to cut foreign aid has created uncertainty over future donations, which have already slowed responses to humanitarian crises…” (7/13).

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