Response to reducing UK Aid spending due to coronavirus
Our Director of Policy Gemma Hope responds to the recent announcement that ministers are considering reducing UK Aid spending due to the economic hit of the coronavirus.
Gemma Hope, Director of Policy, commented:
“While the Covid-19 pandemic is having detrimental effects worldwide, it is people with disabilities who are being disproportionately affected. To cut aid spending at a time where the poorest and most marginalised groups need it the most would be a travesty.
“The FCDO’s recent disability update showed that positive progress is being made towards global disability inclusive development. Reducing the UK’s aid spending would merely serve to slow this momentum, compromising the UK’s position as a global leader in disability inclusion and severely affecting the lives of people with disabilities.”
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