foreign aid

noun

Definition of foreign aid

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

Examples of foreign aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That has pushed the country to be heavily reliant on foreign aid and charity to cover humanitarian needs. Lauren Egan, NBC News, 19 May 2022 The international community has made education of girls and women a key part of its demands as the Taliban seek more foreign aid and the unfreezing of overseas assets. Ehsan Popalzai And Hande Atay Alam, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 These restrictions have severely impaired their ability to receive and distribute foreign aid and relief to grassroots groups working to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on the most vulnerable communities in rural India. Chitrangada Choudhury, Scientific American, 24 May 2021 Paul, who has long been skeptical of U.S. military involvement in and foreign aid for other nations, criticized the billions of dollars the U.S. has spent on Ukraine, both since Russia invaded the nation in February and in past years. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, 13 May 2022 Paul, who has long been skeptical of U.S. military involvement in and foreign aid for other nations, criticized the billions of dollars the U.S. has spent on Ukraine, both since Russia invaded the nation in February and in past years. Morgan Watkins, The Enquirer, 13 May 2022 But since the natural disasters, foreign aid has come into the country, and even though deliveries have been contactless and supplies have been isolated for three days, the virus has managed its way in. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 2 Feb. 2022 Millions have been internally displaced by conflict, according to the United Nations, and the specter of famine looms large over much of the country, particularly after foreign aid stopped when the Taliban took power. Robert Hart, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 But foreign aid represented over 40% of GDP for Afghanistan. David Miliband, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of foreign aid

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foreign aid was in 1947

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26 Jun 2022

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“Foreign aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreign%20aid. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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