Boris Johnson: Reverse Your Decision to Cut UK Aid Now!

The UK must not turn its back on the world when millions are in need.

What to know:

  • UK aid is essential to tackling today’s global problems, from COVID-19 to climate change.
  • Now, the Prime Minister is cutting this vital budget and diverting funds to the Ministry of Defence.
  • Send an urgent tweet to the Prime Minister to U-turn on this devastating decision.

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Now more than ever the world needs global cooperation. But this week the UK government has taken a major step backwards to cut the aid budget, and looks instead to divert this life-saving funding to the Ministry of Defence.

We can’t let this happen. 

At just 7p in every £10, UK aid delivers life-saving programmes across the world and has helped bring millions out of poverty. Right now, the world needs aid more than ever — with the UN predicting the world’s worst food crisis in 50 years, and that an additional 150 million people will fall into extreme poverty by 2021 due to COVID-19. 

Global Citizens have made a huge difference to the UK’s impact on the world — from life-saving vaccinations to championing the rights of women and girls across the world, by raising your voice you have convinced the government to do the right thing. Now, we need you to speak up again, for the millions in poverty who’s lives will be affected by this decision. 

The aid budget — currently set at 0.7% of GNI — is designed to shrink and grow with the economy, and so during COVID-19 it has already reduced by £2.9 billion. But now, Rishi Sunak wants to cut billions more in a move that would be devastating for programmes getting life-saving aid to the world’s poorest people. 

This destructive decision will have tragic global consequences if we don’t act now. Send an urgent tweet to Boris Johnson telling him this is not what the UK stands for.