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To: The Government

Don't cut UK overseas aid: Retain 0.7% of Gross National Income for the Aid Budget

Don't cut UK overseas aid: Retain 0.7% of Gross National Income for the Aid Budget

Don't cut UK overseas aid, retain 0.7% of Gross National Income for the Aid Budget

Why is this important?

The lives and wellbeing of some of the the world's poorest people depends on us.

The government spends 0.7% of the country’s Gross National Income on foreign aid - that’s 70p for every £100 made in the UK. This is in line with the target set by the United Nations and works out at around £13 billion per year. [1]

This money helps to create a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all. Millions of lives are saved and enhanced because of this money.

Supporting other countries to resolve long term issues and in times of crisis or disaster is not just a humanitarian and moral issue - investing in the future of other countries is to invest in our own.

[1] https://fullfact.org/economy/uk-foreign-aid-budget-what-did-government-spend-2017/

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