JOINT STATEMENT: Leading UK aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel as Secretary of State for International Development
Lisa Rutherford UK Regional Media Manager
11th Jun 2017
A joint statement from the UK's leading aid organisations* said:
"We welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel as Secretary of State for International Development to deliver the Government's manifesto commitment to meet its promises to the world's poorest people.
"At a time when the world is facing the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War and four countries stand on the brink of famine, British aid and leadership in tackling poverty and hunger are needed more than ever.
"If the Government is serious about delivering on their manifesto promise to eradicate poverty and save children's lives, it is vital that they put the needs of the poorest first - negotiating the reform of UK aid on their behalf, and resisting any temptation to act unilaterally."
Notes to Editors
*The leading UK aid organisations who have signed this statement are: Oxfam GB, Save the Children, UNICEF UK, ONE, Christian Aid, Water Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD, Comic Relief, Concern Worldwide, Global Citizen, Plan International UK, Restless Development, IRC, RESULTS, VSO