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By Oxfam EU Aid builds hospitals, pays doctors’ salaries and buys textbooks and medical equipment. It isn’t charity; it’s a tiny but crucial investment to build a better, safer world. New figures from the OECD, released today, show that aid from EU-15 has fallen for the second year in a row, with a €10 billion shortfall on their 2010 target of 0.51%. Aid as a share of national income has fallen from 0.44% last year to 0.42%, shattering even further their promise to give 0.7% of their national income to the poorest by 2015.

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