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Island gives less overseas aid than developed countries

Mon, 04 Jan 2016

Government gives less in financial aid to countries in crisis than most developed nations.

That's according to the chairman of the International Development Committee - who says it's a comparatively small figure as a percentage of gross domestic product.

The IDC budget has been frozen at around £2.4 million annually for the last five years.

Phil Gawne says  although there are many that dispute the direction, and the need to send money to places like Sierra Leone, it's worth every penny: 


  • Phil Gawne MHK

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