Oxfam response to Government's International Deveopment Strategy

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In response to the Government’s International Development Strategy, Sam Nadel, Oxfam Head of Government Relations said:

“This strategy is the latest body blow to the UK’s position as a global leader in tackling poverty.

“While there are some welcome words on the importance of addressing the climate emergency and supporting women and girls, when push comes to shove, this strategy prioritises aid for trade and the financialisation of development. It is clearly motivated more by tackling China than tackling poverty.

“A key test of this strategy will be whether it equips the UK to address urgent crises in places like East Africa where 28 million people are facing severe hunger. By gutting its aid budget - and now putting geopolitics above poverty – the UK has fallen short of the challenge.”


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