#Department for International Development

  • Article: Dozens of Small UK Charities Working in World’s Poorest Countries Under Threat of Closure

    Dozens of Small UK Charities Working in World’s Poorest Countries Under Threat of Closure

    By Helen Lock|Aug. 6, 2020

    Some 45% said they may need to shut within a year due to COVID-19. Read more

  • Article: 8 Ways UK Aid Has Been Helping Shape a Better World This Year
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    8 Ways UK Aid Has Been Helping Shape a Better World This Year

    By Helen Lock|July 23, 2020

    From delivering lifesaving care in Yemen to boosting women’s rights globally. Read more

  • Article: The UK Quietly Cuts Overseas Aid Budget by £2.9 Billion as MPs Break for Summer

    The UK Quietly Cuts Overseas Aid Budget by £2.9 Billion as MPs Break for Summer

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 23, 2020

    With the timing of the cuts, there won’t be a chance for MPs to scrutinise or ask questions. Read more

  • Article: DfID Merger Will ‘Severely Impact UK’s Superpower Status’, Finds Cross-Party Inquiry

    DfID Merger Will ‘Severely Impact UK’s Superpower Status’, Finds Cross-Party Inquiry

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 17, 2020

    A report concluded the “rushed” decision will damage the UK's reputation and be “incredibly costly." Read more

  • Article: Why Aren’t We Doing More to Hold to Account White Decisions That Harm Black African Lives?

    Why Aren’t We Doing More to Hold to Account White Decisions That Harm Black African Lives?

    By Zoe Kelland|July 7, 2020

    From UK aid to Fairtrade, there are decisions being made right now that continue colonial legacies. Read more

  • Article: UK Aid Department Rocked By Budget Cuts Amid Controversial Merger

    UK Aid Department Rocked By Budget Cuts Amid Controversial Merger

    By Helen Lock|July 2, 2020

    NGO leaders are concerned that the most vulnerable groups will not be protected. Read more

  • Article: UK's DfID Gets Highest Possible Rating in 2020 Aid Transparency Index

    UK's DfID Gets Highest Possible Rating in 2020 Aid Transparency Index

    By Helen Lock|June 25, 2020

    The aid department is being merged with the Foreign Office — which got a far lower rating. Read more

  • Article: Nearly 200 Charities Sign Open Letter Urging Boris Johnson to Reverse Decision on DfID Merger
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    Nearly 200 Charities Sign Open Letter Urging Boris Johnson to Reverse Decision on DfID Merger

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 22, 2020

    NGOs including Global Citizen have sent a letter to the prime minister calling for urgent action. Read more