45 Million Children Likely to Die Because of G8’s Broken Promises on Aid

Oxfam is reportedly saying that 45 million children will die because of G8 Nations reneging on promises from 1970 to devote 0.7% of their GDP on overseas aid. Currently only two G8 countries, the UK and France, have firm plans to reach that committment – alabeit 34 years after making that promise, it’s more likely to be 40 years by the time they reach it, if ever.

UNICEF say that half of the shortfall of $120 billion is owed by the US.