NGOs censure EU countries for spending foreign aid on asylum costs


"European NGOs have rounded on EU governments over the growing use of foreign aid budgets to meet refugee costs at home, claiming that the strategy artificially inflates official figures for development assistance despite money never reaching the poor countries for which it was intended.

Germany was among the states criticised by Concord, a confederation of European NGOs, for including refugee costs as part of official development assistance (ODA), a “trick” that the organisation’s Aidwatch report said increased the country’s aid spending to 0.56% of gross national income."

See: NGOs censure EU countries for spending foreign aid on asylum costs (euractiv, link)

And: Concord Aidwatch report 2016 (pdf)

 

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