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AP: Global humanitarian aid has dropped despite mounting need

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Cara Anna, reporter, Johannesburg, lobbied hard to get exclusive advance access to data and findings of a global study showing that international aid funding has dropped by a third compared to the same period last year as governments buckle under the financial strains of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anna developed the reporting by speaking to aid workers in vulnerable countries on the effects they were seeing and also to top humanitarian officials.

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Medical workers in protective suits bury the body of an elderly man believed to have died from the coronavirus, in Mogadishu, Somalia, April 30, 2020. AP reports that global aid commitments have dropped by a third from the same period last year, despite mounting need during the pandemic. – AP Photo
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