Earlier this year, the UK government reduced its annual aid budget from 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) to 0.5% and the recent budget confirmed that this cut to foreign aid will continue until at least 2024. This represents a decrease of between about £4bn and £5bn.
Charities, NGOs and others have submitted evidence to Parliament detailing the likely cuts they need to make. The UN's family planning agency (UNFPA) looks set to lose some 85% of its UK funding with Unicef seeing its funding reduced by about 60%
With thousands facing famine in Afghanistan, humanitarian catastrophes in Yemen and Tigray, migrants on the Polish/Belaruss border, support needed for Syrian and Bangladesh's Rohingya refugees as well as commitments to help developing countries tackle the impact of climate change, members are invited to join this zoom event as we examine the impact of these cuts and call for reinstatement of the 0.7%.
With Preet Kaur Gill MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Chair, Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group.
This online event will be live captioned to allow greater accessibility.