Western Nations Spend 25 Times More On Defense Than Aid...

Rich western countries spend up to 25 times as much on defence as they do on overseas aid and have increased their assistance to the poorest African countries by just $3 (£1.70) a head since 1990, according to United Nations figures.

Research to be unveiled in the UN's human development report later this year shows that every country in western Europe and North America has a bigger military budget than overseas development budget, with the biggest disparities in the United States and Britain.

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