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The alternative to helping them in their own countries could be even more refugees / asylum seekers coming to Europe / the UK

The Department for International Development met, for the calendar year 2013, the government target to spend 0.7% of the UK’s annual gross national income on overseas aid.  This is the level of overseas aid that the United Nations has said that developed countries should aim to achieve.  However, the requirement to hit the target and not exceed it significantly, against a background of considerable uncertainty, presents the Department with challenges in managing its budget & spending.

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