Aid group calls for $10B in annual education aid

Aid campaigner Save the Children urged donor nations to spend a further $10 billion per year to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. Of the sum, $5.8 billion is needed in conflict-torn regions, where children are prone to exploitation or may be tempted to join armed groups. The charity criticized the tendency of some donors to disregard war-torn countries due to lack of requisite systems to deliver funding. It said such condition is not an excuse for neglecting the needs of children in these areas. (Source: $10bn aid appeal for ‘war pupils’/Financial Times)

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