This week, the UK attended a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria. The UK is clear that violence must end and the Syrian regime and Russia must stop military action that is destroying so many innocent people’s lives.
The Daily Mail has run a critical article on Gertrude Maseko, the First Lady of Malawi, and linked this to UK aid spending in Malawi.
International Development Secretary announces package to help Africa deal with climate change and move away from fossil fuels during a two day visit to Kenya.
UK aid is to fund new research to develop climate resilient, extra nutritious super crops, it was revealed this week - at the Chelsea Flower Show. Several media picked up on the pledge, which International Development Secretary Rory Stewart announced on Wednesday, …
Papers, including The Guardian, The Express and Yorkshire Post, have today covered a TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) report on the future of foreign aid spending. The Department for International Development is already shifting how it spends aid to ensure our investment benefits us all, and is fully aligned with our wider national security and economic priorities, and in the national interest.
ITV News last night aired an insightful report on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fight to contain the country's worst ever Ebola outbreak. UK aid is on the ground, playing a crucial role in responding to the outbreak.
Today’s Mail on Sunday and MailOnline claims to have uncovered corruption, fraud and sexual exploitation of refugees in Uganda. An investigation into these allegations last year resulted in all payments to the humanitarian response in Uganda being suspended as soon as …
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.
Penny Mordaunt wrote a powerful piece laying out the case for UK aid in The Daily Express today. The International Development Secretary argued “Britain has a moral responsibility to help lift people less fortunate out of poverty”. But she also highlighted how UK aid’s work was making the UK itself “more secure and prosperous”.
Penny Mordaunt's joint visit to the University of Edinburgh with Bill Gates received wide spread coverage over the weekend.