Posted on 23 May 2022
UK Ministers have been accused of choosing the “worst moment in history” to slash the foreign aid budget, as provisional figures showed that UK overseas humanitarian funding was cut by more than half last year. The UK Government’s new Strategy for International Development was released last week.
MPs and charity campaigners say the aid budget urgently needs to be increased to cope with the Ukraine conflict and the risk of famine in Africa. Up to 23 million people face acute hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia due to drought. Bond UK states that while the UK government’s new Strategy says many of the right things on conflict and fragility, its approach does not “join the dots.”