The decision to reduce overseas aid during the nation's economic contraction has provoked outrage, but it has also drawn support .
A new report suggests sending aid abroad could help ease a surge in inward migration.
In an effort to slow the flow of Central America migrants into the U.S., President Trump said he’s cutting direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The U.S. sends money to those countries to help them combat drug trafficking, gang violence and to promote economic growth. Click the audio player above to hear the full […]
Over the past few days, President Donald Trump has tweeted quite a bit about foreign aid. On New Year’s Day, he complained about the amount of foreign aid we send to Pakistan and criticized its government for not doing more to stop terrorism. Yesterday, he targeted aid to Palestinians, questioning whether payments should continue. What […]
More than 2,500 people flee war-torn South Sudan every day. By the end of this year, 400,000 are expected arrive in Uganda, its neighbor to the south. Uganda is exceptionally open to these refugees, but it needs financial and logistical help as the influx has outpaced relief efforts. Click the audio player above to hear […]
Besides goodwill, there are other advantages to giving.
The White House wants to bump up defense spending and reduce the budgets of some other federal agencies. One agency in the crosshairs is the State Department. It wields something known as soft power — diplomacy and foreign aid. So what happens when you slash spending on soft power? Click the audio player above to […]
For years, NGOs have poured money into Kenya but many residents are skeptical over the groups' intentions.
The Philippines is reeling and thousands are presumed dead after a massive typhoon hit over the weekend. While relief efforts are underway, they may be undercut by the 7.2 earthquake that hit the Philippines last month.