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Concern Worldwide (UK) Executive Director gives statement after announcement of cuts to UK aid
The UK government has announced its plans for cutting the overseas aid commitment from 0.7 to 0.5% of Gross National Income. Responding, Danny Harvey, Executive Director of Concern Worldwide (UK) said:
"These severe cuts come at a time when UK aid is needed more than ever. The world is at the brink of multiple famines in the midst of the worst health crisis in recent history, while millions in fragile countries are grappling with hunger, conflict and the devastating effects of climate change. It is unbelievable that the government is turning its back on those most in need while claiming to be a leader in international development. Cuts at this scale will unravel decades of progress and have a profound impact for people living in the world’s poorest places."
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