Thursday, November 01, 2007

Britain Government Bows to Pressure to Boost Aid for Burma

Source: Guardian Unlimited

The government has promised to double the amount it gives in aid to Burma after coming under pressure from MPs, but will still provide only half the funding the Tories have pledged.

Douglas Alexander, the international development secretary, announced Britain's support for health, education and humanitarian support schemes would rise from £9m this year to £18m by 2010.

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