UK aid

UK support for Syria crisis

Syrian children in a camp for people displaced by conflict in Idlib governorate, Syria, October 2018. Picture credit: UNICEF/Aaref Watad

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.

TaxPayers’ Alliance report on future of foreign aid spending

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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.

UK aid is making the world…and the UK…a better, safer, more prosperous place

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”.