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News / DT 13 / 2014

Donors mitigate Afghan cash crisis in wake of military withdrawal

Political uncertainty and the withdrawal of foreign troops have created a fiscal gap in Afghanistan of more than half a billion dollars. Donors led by the United States and the United Kingdom are putting together an urgent aid package to help the Afghan government overcome a cash crisis that has made it unable to pay salaries to its staff on time. The Nordic countries are expected to play a minor role in the move to solve the crisis.

Aid pays heavily for Sweden’s open immigration policy

The costs of up to 100,000 people predicted to seek asylum in Sweden next year take SEK 8.5 billion out of the new government’s first aid budget.

Danes triple aid to be spent on asylum seekers

Denmark takes DKK 3.5 billion out of the 2015 aid budget to pay for domestic refugee costs, assuming that numbers of arrivals will increase three-fold.

New Danish head of IUCN

A World Bank Vice President with a background in water issues in Africa will take over the helm of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.