foreign aid


Definition of foreign aid

: assistance (such as economic aid) provided by one nation to another

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Recent Examples on the Web Trump was simply reviewing foreign aid packages as part of a general policy to scrutinize such funding. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Trump promptly undermined a strategically brief impeachment defense," 26 Jan. 2020 The son of foreign aid workers, he was born in Honduras and raised in Ecuador and India, then studied plant biology at Brown University in Rhode Island. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Winemakers to Watch," 8 Dec. 2019 Iraq is one of the top recipients of American assistance, and the U.S. foreign aid agency manages more than $1 billion in projects there, including funding for Iraqi religious minorities pushed by Vice President Mike Pence. Yeganeh Torbati, ProPublica, "The Trump Administration Gutted the Staff Overseeing $1 Billion in Aid to Iraq. A Watchdog Is Raising Red Flags.," 22 Nov. 2019 Remittances to low- and middle income countries are three times greater than foreign aidMigrants typically share their gains with their families back home. The Economist, "Low-skilled migrantsWhen a worker migrates, a family benefits," 14 Nov. 2019 Michael Duffey, one of Vought's subordinates who has also been called to testify on Tuesday and who controls foreign aid decisions in the OMB, signed the OMB document freezing the Ukraine aid, according to two administration officials. Anchorage Daily News, "Mulvaney allies to lead stonewall against Democrats’ impeachment inquiry," 4 Nov. 2019 The call came against the backdrop of a $250 million foreign aid package for Ukraine that was being readied by Congress but stalled by Trump. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Democrats answer Trump’s ire and name-calling with subpoenas," 3 Oct. 2019 The call came against the backdrop of a $250 million foreign aid package for Ukraine that was being readied by Congress but stalled by Trump. Lisa Mascaro,, "Impeachment standoff: Trump lashes out in anger as Democrats warn interference could be evidence of obstruction," 2 Oct. 2019 Sondland had testified that the president sought a quid pro quo in tying U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine's president launching an investigation of Biden. Author: David Nakamura, Greg Miller, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump’s ousting of Vindman leaves chill among witnesses, career federal workers," 9 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of foreign aid

1947, in the meaning defined above

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28 Feb 2020

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