Aid from Europe to Poorer Nations Falls
The One Foundation has published a report which details how the levels of aid given by European nations to poorer countries has fallen for the first time in more than a decade.
Until recently European countries had been making progress towards the United Nations aid target (which is two thirds of 1% of the income of rich countries).
The report from One - titled 'Europe's African Promise' - shows however that this trend is now under threat. Spain and Greece have both made the biggest cuts to their foreign aid budget, while Irish aid has also been cut by 3% between 2010 and 2011 alone.
Speaking about the report findings, Adrian Lovett, One's European Executive Director, said that the amount of aid needed to reach the UN targets is actually relatively low.
See also the Act Now on 2015 website, run by Dochas, for further information on achieving the UN aid targets.