CAFOD: G8 not fulfilling commitments to the poor
Catholic World News - June 30, 2010
The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)-- the humanitarian agency of the bishops of England and Wales-- has issued a statement expressing disappointment in the recent G8 summit.
“At Gleneagles [Scotland] in 2005, eight of the world’s richest countries promised to provide $50 billion of extra aid by 2010, and double the assistance being given to sub-Saharan Africa,” the statement notes. “Half-way through the deadline year of 2010, over $18 billion of this money is missing.”
“Britain has led the richest countries on aid-- fulfilling its promises, making more ambitious pledges than other nations and protecting its aid budget in the face of recent cuts,” the statement added.
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