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Malawians have lunch outside a petrol station where cars await fuel, in Lilongwe, on July 14, 2011. The United Kingdom has cut direct aid to Malawi as relations worsen following a diplomatic spat earlier this year in which each country expelled the other's envoy. Last year, the UK gave $30 million in budgetary support to Malawi. Fearing aid cuts, Malawi recently passed an austerity budget which did not include any foreign assistance. However, the UK is continuing to give Malawi other aid - which does not go through the government - worth about $145 million over the next year. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also cut aid to Malawi, which used to rely on donors for 40 percent of its budget.