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Trump's aid budget cuts will kill people

Submitted by nicko2 on 02 June 2017

Humanitarian aid is about to be driven over a cliff, warns Obama’s former head of foreign disaster response, with a resurgence in HIV and other diseases likely

The human impact here is extraordinary. Food aid funding would drop from $3.5bn in 2017 – enough to feed 67 million people – to $1.5bn in 2018, enough to feed only 29 million. Beyond the food side, refugee assistance would be cut by nearly 20%. International disaster assistance, which covers the non-food needs of the world’s conflict and disaster victims, takes a massive hit as well – dropping from $2.5bn in the 2017 budget to $1bn in 2018.

Let’s not sugarcoat this: humanitarian aid is lifesaving assistance, so cuts like these will kill people.…


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