Foreign aid makes up about one percent of the United States federal budget, supporting development programs and humanitarian initiatives in more than 100 countries. Programs focus on everything from sustainable agriculture to shelter for refugees.
Foreign assistance was not one President-elect Donald Trump’s top campaign issues. He has promised to cancel payments to U.N. climate programs and has indicated he plans to focus his attention on domestic issues after his inauguration.
We take a look at how our foreign aid programs have changed under the Obama administration and what they might look like under Trump with Bill O’Keefe, vice president of government relations and advocacy at Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian aid agency.