When disaster strikes. When there aren’t enough doctors. When there’s no clean water. UK aid is a lifeline, helping the world’s poorest countries to stand on their own two feet.
And we’ve come so far on this journey. This year, 6 million fewer children will die needlessly than in 1990. But it’s a scandal that children are dying from preventable diseases like pneumonia, often because they can’t afford life-saving treatment or there’s no doctor or nurse available. We’re fighting to make sure that aid saves lives and supports governments to build strong health systems that help transform children’s futures.
UK aid is a range of projects, grants and partnerships, funded by the government. It trains health care professionals and teachers. It strengthens tax systems in poor countries. It provides emergency relief to millions of people following a disaster. It’s possible because of you.