20 November 2020

‘Britain must live up to its compassionate values’: British Red Cross response to proposed cuts to Foreign Aid budget

Mike Adamson, Chief Executive, British Red Cross:

"Reports that the 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income aid target is under threat are concerning. Maintaining this commitment underpins the aspiration for a Global Britain that is open, outward-looking, and confident on the world stage. 

"Ahead of the UK’s Presidency of the G7 and our chairing of COP 26 next year, we hope the Government continues to recognise the importance of preserving the scale and quality of funding for tackling long-lasting humanitarian crises and climate shocks around the globe.

"Now more than ever Britain must live up to its compassionate values and sustain its global leadership role in the face of the biggest health emergency of our lifetime." 

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