The UK Government has today launched its strategy for international development .
In reaction to this, Action of Against Hunger has released the following statement.
Kate Munro, Head of Advocacy at Action Against Hunger said;
“There is plenty to welcome in the new International Development Strategy -prioritising humanitarian crises, strengthening health systems and putting women and girls first. But these commitments must all be backed up the proportionate budget allocations. Just as countries face a worsening food and nutrition crisis, particularly across the Sahel and Horn of Africa, they have been hit by drastic aid cuts. The number of people living in famine conditions worldwide has gone up four-fold in the last year. As budgets are formulated, countries must be prioritised by the level of humanitarian need rather than by UK trade interests – this is not what the ODA is for.”
Notes to editors
- Action Against Hunger is the world’s leading charity in the fight against child hunger, treating more young children for life-threatening hunger than any other charity. They work in almost 50 communities across the world, providing access to food, water and sanitation, and life-saving medical treatment