A careful, case-by-case approach is necessary when delivering assistance in countries afflicted by violence, insurgency and corruption, according to U.K Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan.
Duncan was speaking at the sidelines of a meeting with officials of the United Arab Emirates. The two parties discussed how to best coordinate aid efforts in Pakistan and Yemen, where governments embroiled in conflict with rebels or militants, The National reports.
“We’re very careful not to give direct budget support to governments we don’t trust with the money,” the newspaper quotes Duncan, who added that the U.K. is “very, very careful” in Pakistan.
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