UK Aid saves a life every 2 minutes. From giving 13.2 million people access to vital TB treatment since 2002, to ensuring over 10 million children are supported to get a good quality education, we all know that UK Aid achieves incredible and inspiring things.
Back in March 2015, thanks to the hard work of campaigners like you, we celebrated the UK’s enshrining in law a commitment to spend 0.7% of our Gross National Income (GNI) on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). Since then, UK Aid continues to do amazing work, such as funding programmes tackling violence against women and girls in 29 different countries, and giving 280,000 people affected by the Nepal earthquake access to lifesaving shelter. For such a tiny percentage of GNI, UK Aid has an immense impact. This is something everyone should know about!
Over recent weeks, UK Aid has received negative press coverage in the national media. On the back of totally unfounded allegations, the Mail on Sunday has initiated a debate in Parliament on 13th June, asking for the 0.7% legislation to be repealed. We must ensure that as many MPs as possible attend the debate and speak up for the benefits of UK Aid.
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