Reaction to UK announcement of cuts to foreign aid

Friday April 23rd, 2021

By Editeur

Today the UK Government confirmed the drastic extent of its aid cuts to global humanitarian operations, which have been a lifeline to millions of vulnerable people around the world. In the coming year, the UK will spend £906m to support humanitarian preparedness and response. This represents a more than 40 per cent drop compared to 2019.

Quote attributable to Martin Hartberg, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council in the UK “Today’s announcement confirms that titanic aid cuts will hit the world’s most vulnerable communities with deadly force, and comes at the worst possible time when we are facing record levels of global humanitarian needs.”

Read full NRC reaction here