When the U.S. says it will pay for Australia’s water supply
The U.K. has already agreed to pay $1 billion for its water supply and is poised to announce a new deal on Friday, but it’s unclear if the U,S.
will be willing to fund it.
Australia is already paying billions of dollars to help pay for its own water supply but is unlikely to make the same commitment to Australia’s northern hemisphere neighbor.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an interview on ABC’s AM program on Sunday that the U: “hasn’t asked for our help and will not be making any contribution to the water supply in Australia.”
The U.N. has been demanding an independent investigation into the water crisis in Australia.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said that some 1,000 refugees have crossed the border illegally into Australia in the past three weeks, with a large majority of them being children and the elderly.