Interview: Aid cuts are a disaster for the world’s poorest people

13 July 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,,

It was deeply disappointing that parliament missed the opportunity to restore the pledge to give 0.7% of GNI as overseas aid to fight poverty. I spoke to media including Sky News, BBC, The Times and Independent about the devastating impact of the cuts on thousands of people already struggling to survive in some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as well as cope with the effects of COVID-19. Abandoning its promises to the world’s poorest also weakens the UK’s credibility on the international stage.

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