Global Aid Flows Decline for the Second Straight Year

IRIN has documented a disturbing trend in humanitarian aid.

Official Development Assistance (ODA) has continued to fall as wealthy countries battle an ongoing global financial crisis and a struggling Eurozone, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) latest report. Aid decreased by 4 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, which had already experienced a 2 percent decline on the previous year, the report found.

This is the first time since 1996-1997 that aid has fallen in two successive years.

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