There has been media coverage of an innovative UK aid programme in Lebanon which is giving a vital lifeline to Syrian refugees through small cash transfers.
DFID Media Team
The BBC ran a full day of live radio and TV coverage on from Cox’s Bazar on Monday 15 January.
There is widespread media coverage this morning of the International Development Secretary’s five pledges for UK aid that will show taxpayers their money is not only spent well – it cannot be better spent.
Britain is a development superpower. The work we do - the breadth, depth and quality of it, the soft power we wield and the contribution we make to the health, wealth and prosperity of the UK and the world - should be a source of uncontroversial national pride.
The Daily Express has this weekend published an inaccurate article claiming that no UK aid is spent on addressing the treatment of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Uganda. Its story says the UK spends £100 million …
Today’s Daily Mail reports the UK is one of seven nations to hit the target of spending 0.7% of national income on international development. The UK is proud to reach the 0.7% commitment - which is saving lives and making Britain safer every day.
The Daily Express suggests UK aid is being used to fund payments from the Palestinian Authority to prisoners and their families. These claims are wrong and misleading.
The Daily Express today published the results of a poll they conducted, with a leading question.
The Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People today have highlighted that UK aid is supporting retired British Gurkhas in Nepal to help take clean drinking water to the doorsteps of remote villages.
LBC Radio presenter Nick Ferrari criticised the government for spending aid money on family planning programmes in Malawi. This is why spending money on family planning in developing countries benefits us all, including the UK.