Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world

16 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,,

An independent Department for International Development with a seat in Cabinet has been central to Britain’s success in fighting global poverty and has enhanced our standing on the world stage. This is why Oxfam has joined more than 100 charities – specialising in humanitarian aid, education, health, clean water and sanitation – in urging Boris Johnson to retain DFID as a separate Whitehall department and to keep independent aid scrutiny bodies, to ensure that aid continues to deliver for those who need it the most.