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More Support for Foreign Aid After Tsunami

The Asian tsunami disaster has increased support among Swedes for foreign aid.

Sweden is one of the largest international contributors of development assistance, compared to Gross National Product, and one of only a handful of countries meeting the United Nations target for aid.

A year ago 49 percent here thought Swedish aid is at a good level or ought to be increased. Today that figure has risen to 62 percent, according to a survey from Statistics Sweden.

The poll also indicates that Swedes are more interested in spending money on long term projects, rather than disaster relief.

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