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Budget Cuts Hit US Foreign Aid Programsi
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April 03, 2013
The mandatory U.S. federal budget cuts that recently went into effect -- known as "sequestration" -- are affecting more than the government's domestic programs. The 85-billion-dollar across-the-board cuts are also taking their bite out of international aid and development efforts. But as Tatiana Vorozhko of VOA's Ukrainian Service reports, despite the challenges and the rhetoric, many feel the future of international aid is still optimistic. Amy Katz narrates her report.

Budget Cuts Hit US Foreign Aid Programs

Published April 03, 2013

The mandatory U.S. federal budget cuts that recently went into effect -- known as "sequestration" -- are affecting more than the government's domestic programs. The 85-billion-dollar across-the-board cuts are also taking their bite out of international aid and development efforts. But as Tatiana Vorozhko of VOA's Ukrainian Service reports, despite the challenges and the rhetoric, many feel the future of international aid is still optimistic. Amy Katz narrates her report.