Britain imposes devastating 85% aid cut to UN fami

2022-04-08
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The UK has imposed a “devastating” cut of about 85% in aid to a family planning programme in the world’s poorest nations – money that could have helped prevent 250,000 maternal and child deathskevin_donovan, Sky News can reveal.

Britain is the biggest donor to the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) initiativewhich was first detected in India and recently popped up in Quebec, which also seeks to reduce unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortionsEligibility expands further across Ontario on Thursday.

But an initial commitment to spent £155m this year – cash that had been expected and plans for spending it made – has now been shrunk to just £23m, according to the UNFPA.

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