In Kenya Fatuma, 13, is at school thanks to a monthly cash transfer as part of the Let All Girls Learn programme. #UKAid contributes to urban education in Kenya so we can #ThankUK she’s getting an education.
Earlier this month MPs who sit on the International Development Select Committee released a report on the UK’s expenditure of overseas aid. The report concluded that parliament should continue support the target to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas development, and that there is no doubt of the need in the world for the UK’s commitment on aid. This independent report found that the international development department’s (DFID) budget was being effectively spent, despite what some media outlets report. This is important as DFID is among the best and most scrutinised aid donors in the world. It plays a hugely important role to support people living in poverty.
With famines and food crises in East Africa, and the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War, we can’t break our promise to the world’s poor. Now more than ever the world needs our aid.