Since 1990, the number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved. The Global Hunger Index, designed to track hunger by country and region, shows that while we have made progress in reducing hunger on a global scale since 2000, we still have a long way to go. International aid is ensuring that this progress continues.
Between April 2015 to March 2018, UK aid supported 11.4 million children to gain a decent education, 42 million women of childbearing age, adolescent girls and children under 5 received nutrition support and over 40 million people now have access to clean water and/or better sanitation.
These are just some of the foreign aid ‘wins’. The fact is, aid works and Britain is at the forefront of ensuring this continues, and this would not be possible without the strong mutual partnership between the British people and the UK government.