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Foreign aid saves lives: what you need to know

The International Rescue Committee has called President Trump’s proposed cuts to United States government foreign aid as "counterproductive and ill-timed."

Such steep cuts—roughly one third—send a clear message to the world’s most vulnerable: you are not welcome in America, and America will not help you where you are. 93 million people worldwide are in need of desperate humanitarian assistance. 65 million have been forced to flee from their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. Here are the facts on why we need foreign aid.