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11:02, 12 February 2018

Fears grow that Trump’s threat to US foreign aid is putting lives at risk

Former officials warn of further cuts and moves to deny assistance to any states perceived as hostileAmerica’s $42bn foreign assistance programme is facing “unprecedented” disruption a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, according to former top officials who have described the White House’s approach as deeply counterproductive and putting lives at risk.Scott Morris, a former senior US Treasury official now with the Center for Global Development in Washington, told the Observer: “One of the negative things to watch for is how seriously this administration seeks to operationalise a policy of ‘aid to friends’ across the board. Continue reading…


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