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foreign aid

noun
1.
economic, technical, or military aid given by one nation to another for purposes of relief and rehabilitation, for economic stabilization, or for mutual defense.
Also called aid.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
foreign-aid, adjective
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Examples from the web for foreign aid
  • As floodwaters recede, thousands remain without food or shelter-though foreign aid is on its way.
  • It is up to any country to decide how much and what kind of foreign aid to give.
  • foreign aid organizations don't operate out here unless they use local staff.
  • Those are some of the challenges of making foreign aid effective, and they can stand for many other examples.
  • Plans, strategies, and frameworks are favored activities in foreign aid-this is what aid bureaucracy does.
  • Unsurprisingly, foreign aid has once again become a political football in this year's primary season.
  • But when you ask them what they want to cut, the only program there is strong support for cutting is foreign aid.
  • Little in the way of pledged foreign aid, for example, ever manages to come through.
  • The results of foreign aid are too slow to satisfy the mind dominated by a sense of crisis.
  • The record of foreign aid in advancing economic development and reducing poverty in the poorest countries has been weak.
British Dictionary definitions for foreign aid

foreign aid

noun
1.
economic and other assistance given by one country to another
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