Foreign aid

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks up the stairs of an old building in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Lebanon should quickly form a reform-minded government to carry out badly needed reforms to help get the tiny country out of its severe economic crisis where the Real GDP growth is projected to contract nearly 20% in 2020 and a crash in local currency led to triple-digit inflation rates, the World Bank said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 02, 2020 - 3:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — France and the United Nations vowed Wednesday to keep providing humanitarian aid to Lebanon but urged the country's leaders to form a new government as a political deadlock in Beirut has blocked billions of dollars in assistance for the cash-strapped country hit by multiple crises. A...
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Christmas lights are lit up on New Bond Street in Mayfair, London, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
November 25, 2020 - 7:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government has ditched its long-standing target for overseas aid in order to finance other spending priorities in the year ahead as the pandemic caused the deepest recession in more than three centuries. In a statement to lawmakers on Wednesday, Treasury chief Rishi Sunak...
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Ethiopian refugees gather in Qadarif region, easter Sudan, Friday, Nov 20, 2020. Thousands of Ethiopians fled the war in Tigray region into Sudan. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
November 21, 2020 - 10:43 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Shaken by the gunfire erupting around her town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the woman decided to get out. She joined a long line at the local government office for the paperwork needed to travel. But when she reached the official, he told her she had wasted her time...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a statement on the defence review via video link from 10 Downing Street, in London, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Johnson has backed what is being touted as the biggest investment program in the U.K.'s armed forces since the end of the Cold War three decades ago. Johnson told lawmakers Thursday that the four-year financial package for the Ministry of Defense will “end the era of retreat” and pivot ting it towards potential future threats. Johnson said the armed forces will receive an additional 16.5 billion pounds ($21 billion) over and above the government’s earlier plans. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
November 19, 2020 - 9:49 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday touted the biggest investment in the U.K.'s armed forces since the end of the Cold War three decades ago but brushed aside concerns that his government is about to abandon pledges on overseas aid spending in order to pay for it. Johnson...
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Residents of the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas pick clothes from a donation program at a Catholic parish in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Spain's government expects the economy to contract 11.2% this year, while the International Monetary Fund puts the drop at 12.8%, the highest rate among developed economies. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 05, 2020 - 3:13 am
MADRID (AP) — Erika Oliva spends at least three hours a week standing in line at a soup kitchen. She spends a couple more at the social worker’s office with her 8-year-old son, who has autism. She waits on the phone to the health center or when she wants to check if her application for a basic...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan. President Donald Trump on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and families. (Sudanese Cabinet via AP, File)
October 19, 2020 - 5:38 pm
CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and their families. The move would open the door for the African country to get international...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, attends a session on the first day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. Georgieva said that the global economy has started on a long climb to stronger growth with prospects looking a little better than four months ago. Georgieva said Tuesday, Oct. 6 that global economic activity suffered an unprecedented fall in the spring when 85% of the global economy was in lockdown for several weeks but currently the situation is “less dire” with many countries seeing better-than-expected rebounds in recent weeks (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
October 14, 2020 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, agreed Wednesday to extend the suspension of debt payments by an additional six months to support the most vulnerable countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension of what the G-20...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference on the situation in Lebanon, Sunday, Sept.27, 2020 in Paris. Lebanon's prime minister-designate Moustapha Adib resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, Pool)
September 27, 2020 - 2:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious interests to unlock international aid and save Lebanon from economic collapse. But Macron said France wouldn’...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib speaks to journalists at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. Adib has resigned Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job. The announced by Adib deals a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
September 26, 2020 - 12:26 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. The announcement by Moustapha Adib nearly a month after he...
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A trainee reads a handbook on coronavirus prevention, at a training session for community health workers conducted by the national NGO "Health Link" in Gumbo, on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The coronavirus is exposing an uncomfortable inequality in the billion-dollar system that delivers life-saving aid to countries in crisis: Most money goes to international aid groups instead of local ones and now many local aid workers have been left exposed on the pandemic's front lines. (AP Photo/Charles Atiki Lomodong)
August 26, 2020 - 7:07 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus is exposing an uncomfortable inequality in the billion-dollar system that delivers life-saving aid for countries in crisis: Most money that flows from the U.S. and other donors goes to international aid groups instead of local ones. Now local aid workers are...
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