About DFID

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.

We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

We are using this blog to respond to stories in the media which discuss UK aid and the work of DFID. We want to highlight inaccuracies and provide the facts behind the headlines.

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