The government has cut the aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of national income, meaning that aid spending will fall by a reported £4-5 billion this year.
But we have an opportunity to prevent further cuts. Conservative MPs have introduced an amendment to legislation, due to be heard in parliament on Monday 7 June, that would force the government to meet the 0.7% target in 2022.
These cuts are a politcal choice, not an economic necessity. Some estimates suggest that 100,000 people could die as a result of cuts to aid spending on healthcare, while 4.5 million fewer children will receive a decent education.
We need all MPs to hear from their constituents in opposition to this. Please write to your MP to ask them to oppose the aid cuts now.
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