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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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Britain sends most aid money to Pakistan

LONDON: Britain increased its spending on overseas aid programmes in 2015, official data released on Thursday showed, with Pakistan and Ethiopia receiving the largest share of the money. Britain’s Department for International Development spent 12.1 billion pounds ($15 billion) last year, a rise of nearly 4 percent from $14.55 billion ...

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