foreign aid


Definition of foreign aid

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

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Before foreign aid could reach the islands, local volunteers were on the scene and braving the harsh conditions to save others. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Foreign aid arrives in the Bahamas to bolster Hurricane Dorian relief efforts," 5 Sep. 2019 By the time Klopsch died in 1910, the newspaper’s readers had donated over $3.3 million – approximately $89 million in today’s money – to domestic and foreign aid. Heather D. Curtis, The Conversation, "How American Christian media promoted charity abroad," 3 Sep. 2019 President Trump recently backed down on a proposal to cut billions from foreign aid to the developing world. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Trump’s decision not to cut foreign aid is victory," 1 Sep. 2019 Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, foreign aid has been directed at disseminating a model of journalism practice and education that aligns with the interests of wealthy, Northern donor nations. Herman Wasserman, Quartz Africa, "Donor-funded African journalism is getting caught between the US and China world view," 9 July 2019 Then, two days after the agreement was announced, President Donald Trump cut off foreign aid to the trio of nations. Tovin Lapan, Fortune, "Trump Administration Turnover Leads to Foreign Policy Turmoil," 23 Aug. 2019 Total foreign aid accounts for less than 2 percent of the federal budget, and the assistance being considered for cuts accounts for an even smaller percentage. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Trump backs down from threat to cut foreign aid," 22 Aug. 2019 Republican and Democrats in Congress teamed up Friday to oppose what appears to be a Trump administration plan to cut the foreign aid budget. CBS News, "Apparent Trump plan to cut foreign aid draws bipartisan fire," 10 Aug. 2019 And there’s a solid case to be made that American reticence on foreign aid recently has opened vast swaths of Asia, Africa, and even Europe to Chinese influence with its Belt and Road Initiative. Heather Souvaine Horn, The New Republic, "Let’s Get Into a Fight About Foreign Policy," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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