British aid to Burma has been cut by 51% this financial year, and by 70% since the financial year 2020-2021, according to newly published Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office accounts.
This comes during a time when Burma is suffering its worst human rights and humanitarian crisis ever, after the attempted military coup on 1 February 2021.
These cuts in aid to Burma come after the government’s 82% cuts in aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, who fled genocide in Burma.
Aid to Burma
Burma is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Decades of military rule have resulted in widespread poverty, poor health care and low educational standards. An estimated 75% of the population live below the poverty line.
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