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Christian Aid Criticises Global Development Strategy

Thursday May 19 2022

International development charity, Christian Aid, has warned the UK Government’s new global development strategy fails to recognise our responsibilities towards the wider world and criticised funnelling a reduced aid budget towards trade and security interests at the expense of the world’s poorest people.

Karimi Kinoti, Christian Aid’s interim Director of Policy, Public Affairs & Campaigns, said: "For the increasing number of people facing conflict, hunger, the impact of the climate crisis, and the aftermath of the pandemic, this so-called international development strategy offers scant hope.

“We welcome the UK’s commitment to ending violence against women and girls. However, plans for aid spending to be driven by UK commercial interest is an open admission that this is not a strategy for tackling global poverty.

“If the UK is to get serious, Ministers must restore the international aid budget, deliver debt cancellation and a strategy that empowers local people, including compensating communities on the frontline of the climate crisis.”


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