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Trump's plan to slash foreign aid comes as famine threat is surging

Mar 01, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

NAIROBI-President Trump has proposed large cuts to foreign aid at a time of unprecedented need across Africa and the Middle East, with four countries approaching famine and 20 million people nearing starvation, according to the United Nations.

It is the first time in recent memory that so many large-scale hunger crises have occurred simultaneously, and humanitarian groups say they don't have the resources to respond effectively. The United Nations has requested $4.4 billion by March t...