The front page of today’s Daily Express reports the UK is giving £98 million in aid to India. Since 2015, DFID has not given traditional aid to India, instead providing world-leading expertise and private investments which boost prosperity, create jobs and open up markets for UK businesses, while generating a return for the UK at the same time. This is firmly in our interests.
This week, ITV News and BBC News have reported from Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on the Rohingya crisis, showing disturbing footage of victims of violence and persecution who have made the treacherous journey from Burma to Bangladesh.
Media including the Mail, Guardian and the Today programme have covered a report by the International Development Committee on Bangladesh, Burma and the Rohingya crisis where they are calling for the UK Government to make changes to its policy in Burma including reframing our aid programmes.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this week is the biggest summit the UK has ever hosted, bringing together leaders, foreign ministers business and civil society from across the Commonwealth to address some of the most pressing development challenges of …
The International Development Committee (IDC) published its report into monsoon preparedness in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million persecuted Rohingya people are living in the fragile and cramped camps. This has been reported in the Mirror.
The BBC ran a full day of live radio and TV coverage on from Cox’s Bazar on Monday 15 January.
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.
Almost three months since violence erupted in Burma, the horrific suffering and what looks to be the ethnic cleansing of more than 600,000 people continues to feature in news.
Yesterday (18 October 2017) marked Anti-Slavery Day in the UK and a range of charities, NGOs and individuals have highlighted the horrific prevalence of modern slavery.
DFID’s work has been pivotal in supporting the governments of Bangladesh and Nepal to respond quickly and effectively to help people who have been affected.