AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars
July 22, 2020
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world's largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Funding commitments, for the virus and otherwise, have dropped by a third from the same period last year.
The analysis by the U.K.-based Development Initiatives, obtained in advance by The Associated Press, offers a rare real-time look at the notoriously difficult to track world of aid.
At a time when billions of people are struggling with the pandemic and the ensuing economic collapse — on to...