The Anglican Church of Burundi and Anglican Alliance have appealed to the U.K. Department for International Development to reconsider its decision to pull the plug on its bilateral aid with Burundi as part of Britain’s bilateral aid review.
The recent U.K. bilateral aid review recommended the cancellation of British bilateral programs in 16 nations by 2016.
The church groups have urged Britain to ease its guidelines and timetable for applications for the Global Poverty Action fund, which channels financing through non-governmental organizations to reduce poverty. They also want to work with the U.K. Department for International Development in advocacy and community education, as well as improve access to justice in Burundi, according to the London-based Anglican Communion News Service.
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