- economic, technical, or military aid given by one nation to another for purposes of relief and rehabilitation, for economic stabilization, or for mutual defense.
Origin of foreign aid
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called aid.
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Examples from the Web for foreign aid
“MSF is the only foreign-aid agency that has maintained a presence on the ground in Syria,” he said.A Secret Hospital in Syria
August 22, 2012
Al Shabab, in turn, accused the groups of spying and being against Muslims, and banned all foreign-aid work.America's Somalia Wake-Up Call
July 18, 2011
Half of the top 16 U.S. foreign-aid recipients are Muslim countries.5 High-Tech Ways Obama Can Talk to Iran
June 22, 2009
- economic and other assistance given by one country to another
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