Africa Aid Officials Concerned at Proposed US Aid Cuts

VOICE OF AMERICA | on Mon, Mar 20, 12:27 PM

JOHANNESBURG —  As the U.S. government proposes severe cuts in foreign aid, Africa and its neighbors are experiencing a massive hunger crisis, with 20 million people facing possible starvation in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. Aid officials say the proposed cuts would have a deep and disastrous impact in those countries and others. The United States is the largest single donor to the United Nations’ World Food Program, contributing just over $2 billion last year. In dire times like ...

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