Bono tells US senators aid is security, not charity

Bono testified before a Senate sub-committee that oversees funding for campaigns against violent extremismThe United States should not see the aid money it spends abroad as charity but as a vital national security tool, Irish rock star Bono told US lawmakers Tuesday. Addressing a Senate sub-committee that oversees funding for campaigns against violent extremism, Bono said he had recently met with refugees in Africa and the Middle East. “The fact is that aid can no longer be seen as charity, as a nice thing to do when we can afford it,” said Bono, U2 frontman and founder of the anti-poverty campaign One.

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Bono tells US senators aid is security, not charity

Bono testified before a Senate sub-committee that oversees funding for campaigns against violent extremismThe United States should not see the aid money it spends abroad as charity but as a vital national security tool, Irish rock star Bono told US lawmakers Tuesday. Addressing a Senate sub-committee that oversees funding for campaigns against violent extremism, Bono said he had recently met with refugees in Africa and the Middle East. “The fact is that aid can no longer be seen as charity, as a nice thing to do when we can afford it,” said Bono, U2 frontman and founder of the anti-poverty campaign One.

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