UK ‘plans to cut aid to war-torn countries’, leaked document reveals | ITV News

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Published on 6 Mar 2021, 19:09
The UK plans to cut aid to countries in conflict zones by up to two-thirds, according to a leaked document.

Aid to Syria would be cut by 67% (from £137 million pledged last year to just over £45 million this year), while aid to South Sudan by 59% (from £110 million to just £45 million), according to the Foreign Office report obtained by the openDemocracy website.

It also reported that aid to Libya would be slashed by 63%, Somalia by 60%, and the Democratic Republic of Congo by roughly 60%.

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