Theirworld has criticised the UK Government for cutting overseas aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income.
Sarah Brown, Chair of Theirworld, said:
"The Chancellor's announcement on international aid is deeply disappointing for the British people. At a time when the world's poorest countries are facing an increase in extreme poverty, inequality and a global education crisis, we should not sit back and watch.
“It is heartbreaking for our proud nations to play a part in setting back the progress of the hopes and dreams of children around the world. From a moral, diplomatic and security perspective, abandoning the world's poorest people as we face a steep global recovery to the pandemic hurts us all.
“The UK should be redoubling its efforts to help the poorest countries rebuild their economies, get children back into school and ensure the pandemic does not wipe out the aspirations of an entire generation."
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Theirworld is a global children’s charity committed to ending the global education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation. Its mission is to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn and the skills they need for the future.
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