Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns at Save the Children, said:
“Today MPs have endorsed a proposal that will almost certainly mean the 0.7% commitment does not return for this parliament, and cuts to aid will be indefinite. Children will die as a result. We have seen already the immense damage caused in some of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries – from 40% cuts in aid for Yemen to 85% cuts in British support for family planning. The vote today means that the cuts will not stop there. Faced by the biggest humanitarian crisis in a generation, the UK has stepped back when it needed to step up, and the consequences will be felt for years to come.”
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