• Friday, May 20, 2022

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Over 7K Commonwealth Veterans Of British Armed Forces Under Extreme Poverty To Get UK Aid

Sepoy Penhungo Egung (95), pictured at his home in Nagaland, North India. Sepoy fought in Kohima and Burma during World War II (Photo: RCEL).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Over 7,000 veterans of the Commonwealth countries including India who served the British armed forces will receive two meals a day through UK aid, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt confirmed on Thursday (8). The programme will be delivered through the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, a charity which has been supporting those such veterans who served the British Crown for almost 100 years, said UK’s department for international development in a release. The new department for international development (DFID) programme will provide regular cash transfers to Commonwealth veterans and their widows and widowers in more than 30 countries to prevent them…

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