UN Refugee Agency head Filippo Grandi is ready to issue a last ditch plea to President Donald Trump for the U.S. to reconsider the slashing of its humanitarian aid budget.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Grandi urged the President to view the humanitarian budget as “an investment in national security.”
“Large numbers of refugees can be very destabilizing for a country if you don’t support them sufficiently. It is humanitarian but it is an investment in national security. If you reduce the funding of large refugee programs, especially in countries that are allies to the U.S., like Jordan, for example, or Lebanon or Ethiopia, you cause a lot of instability.”
The Unites States is one of the largest providers of aid to the agency, contributing about a third of the fund. American voters who supported Trump in the 2016 election voices their displeasure with the amount of refugees coming into the U.S. on the monthly basis. The president will likely ignore the request by the UN.
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