Trumps’ budget cuts spell doom for millions

Donald TrumpFrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ADOPTION of United States President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could lead to tragedy and crisis for millions of vulnerable people across some African countries, non-governmental organisations have warned.
The controversial politician whose foreign policy has triggered anxiety is advocating for budget cuts for 2017 and 2018, which would mean reduced spending in international humanitarian efforts by the US.
NGOS are worried with the proposals coming at a time famine has already declared in parts of South Sudan and looming across Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen where 1,4 million children were currently at risk of imminent death.
“In light of this need, the proposed budget cuts are not only irresponsible, but undercut America’s humanitarian leadership role in the world,” Michael Bowers, Mercy Corps’ Vice President for Humanitarian Leadership and Response, said.
Bowers called on the US Congress to reject proposed cuts and simultaneously provide more than $60 billion for the International Affairs Budget – in addition to working to remove obstacles to humanitarians working to deliver lifesaving aid.
Twenty years from now, we want to be able to conclude that we did everything to save lives,” said Bowers.

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