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Recent figures show that international aid from all over the world dropped 4%, following the trend from the previous year where there was a 2% fall.

The countries to make the most cuts in Europe were Spain with a 50% cut, Italy with a 34% cut and Greece with a 17% cut.

The UN sets targets for EU countries to set aside 0.7% of their national income towards international aid, which has so far been achieved by five countries- Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The United Kingdom promises to do so by the end of this year.

Do you think it is fair to expect countries to give away this much of their money towards international aid? With political instability and corruption, are there better ways in which we can help poorer countries?

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