Thursday 22 February 2018

Hunger relief to be focus of overseas aid

THE Government will focus overseas aid on hunger in the coming years in a re-organisation of how relief is managed, writes Shane Hickey.

While the budget for overseas aid will not increase, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told a "Nutrition for Growth" conference in London that the amount of money spent on nutrition would double in the next eight years.

Some €32m of the €623m Irish aid budget this year will be spent on hunger. The Government aims to increase this to €64m by 2020.

Irish Independent

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