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.
There has been further media coverage today about Hurricane Maria which is hitting islands across the Caribbean.
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.
The Daily Mail has reported on £1.6 million worth of medication that was not used following the Ebola crisis three years ago.
There has been widespread coverage of the International Development Secretary’s visit to Nigeria with the Foreign Secretary.
There has been widespread media coverage of DFID for World Humanitarian Day 2017 as we highlighted the incredible work of frontline humanitarian staff.
The UK was among the first to respond to this emergency and at the heart of the crisis co-ordination. Within hours, UK personnel were able to assist at the scene and today we have announced an emergency £5 million package of vital humanitarian assistance.
Cash transfers get aid directly to the poorest who need it most and cut out the middle man. The use of biometric technology makes this scheme in Pakistan one of the most secure payment systems for cash transfers in the world.
The UK government supports free, fair and peaceful elections in Kenya, to help to maintain security and stability, which is in all our interests. Election support was allocated in 2015 and is overseen by the FCO in Kenya.
DFID has committed to spending at least 50% of its budget in fragile states, to build stability in those countries, which is both in our national interest and critical to reducing poverty and meeting humanitarian needs.
When we convert foreign currency into sterling it generates gains or losses, this is exactly the same for any organisation. Managing the impact of exchange rate changes is part of the normal responsibilities of government.