UK aid saves lives


This year, six million fewer children will die needlessly than in 1990.

That’s no coincidence: without aid, change on this scale just wouldn’t have been possible.

UK aid is transforming the lives of the world's poorest people. It reaches millions of children and their families with lifesaving healthcare, emergency relief and education to safeguard children’s futures.

We’re proud of UK aid – and we hope you are too.

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A promise to the world’s poorest

A woman and her children who were helped by UK aid in Ethiopia

Ferhiya and her family lost everything when flash floods hit their home in Ethiopia. UK aid helped them get back on their feet.

Times may be tough, but helping people less fortunate than we are is part of who we are as a nation.

Aid helps millions of children around the world by delivering life-saving medicines to stop children dying and help the poorest families feed themselves.

It gives people the power to plan thier futures by supporting life-changing services like services like family planning and access to contraception.

Britain’s commitment to international development doesn’t just save lives, it helps the world’s poorest countries stand on their own two feet by strengthening their health, education and tax systems.

Proven results

In the last five years, UK aid has made some amazing things possible.

  • UK aid has helped 8.5 million women and girls in over 20 developing countries to access contraception in the past five years, giving them the power to plan for their futures.
  • 67.1 million children have been immunised to protect them against preventable diseases - that’s more than the population of the UK.
  • Doctors, nurses and midwives supported by UK aid have delivered 5.1 million babies.
  • 49.7 million long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets have been distributed - saving up to 808,000 lives from being lost to malaria.
  • 11 million children have been helped to get an education through training 177,000 teachers, building classrooms and ensuring the poorest girls and boys have school bursaries and textbooks.

We won't turn our backs now – the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children are at stake.

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Updated: July 2017