Vital UK aid has been arriving in Palu to help the vulnerable survivors of the earthquake and tsunami which have hit Indonesia.
The UK’s team of five experts have arrived in Jakarta this evening, and will immediately begin work on helping to co-ordinate the international response. An additional humanitarian expert has deployed today to provide further support.
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.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt spoke to the aid sector at their annual gathering in London on 26 February.
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 today published the results of a poll they conducted, with a leading question.