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Alexander calls on other countries to follow suit
UK restores aid to Palestinian government

The UK is to increase support to the Palestinian Authority, the secretary of state for international development Douglas Alexander announced today. The move makes the UK one of the first countries to resume direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Strictly controlled funding worth £3 million will be used to pay off the authority’s debts… Read more »

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G8 challenged to meet aid targets

The Conservatives have now joined the chorus of voices holding the G8 to its 2005 promises, warning the G8 nations to “deliver what they pledged”. However, they say the effectiveness of aid projects should be seen as important as their scale, claiming too much of the G8 aid has failed to fully benefit its recipients…. Read more »