Aid groups praise Trump’s decision to keep funding Africa

U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to sign off on a budget deal for the remainder of the financial year.
Trump has been forced to back-track on his plans to cut the humanitarian aid allocation by 28 percent.

The decision comes after the U.S. Congress voted against his proposal to cut aid to Africa.

During budget negotiations, Democrats managed to persuade Republicans to include 990 million dollars of additional spending to help counter famine-like conditions in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.

Aid agencies are praising this decision. It covers about a quarter of the United Nations global appeal for the four countries.

The U.S. is the largest contributor to the UN, paying 22 percent of the organization’s 5.4 billion-dollar annual budget.