LONDON, 2 February - Amanda Milling, Minister for Asia at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has announced today that the UK government will commit £1.5 billion on tackling global malnutrition and ending the preventable deaths of mother, children and babies by 2030.
Responding to this, Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns at Save the Children UK, said: “I’m pleased that the Foreign Secretary has reversed the wrong-headed decision not to commit funding to the fight against global malnutrition. With 24 countries worldwide facing crisis levels of hunger, and malnutrition responsible for half of all child deaths, the need is urgent and the UK’s support will help to save lives.
“This commitment however still represents a significant reduction in the UK’s previous Nutrition for Growth commitment, and if we are to make sustainable progress in addressing malnutrition then at the next summit, and as the aid budget increases, it must not only commit more funds but also set clear targets for impact.”
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