Some donors to the Save the Children charity have withdrawn their financial support following the charity’s upcoming campaign to help children in poverty in the UK.

The donors are apparently upset that modest funds, around £500,000, are not being spent in Africa, Asia and South America. According to the charity around 3.5 million children in the UK are already in poverty, with one in eight of the poorest going without at least one hot meal a day, and one in seven going without a warm winter coat and new shoes when they need them.

Meanwhile in one of the 120 countries in which Save the Children operates, Pakistan, the government has ordered its staff to leave, claiming that they helped CIA agents to find and kill Osama Bin Laden, an allegation denied by the charity.

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