WaterAid's response to MP's failure to reverse foreign aid cuts

Posted by
Maya Verber
13 July 2021
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

WaterAid Chief Executive, Tim Wainwright, said:

“The Chancellor’s cynical move to balance Britain’s books on the backs of the world's poorest people will cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

“To cut aid for lifesaving water and sanitation in the middle of the worst pandemic for 100 years is unconscionable. These essentials are the first line of defence against the spread of disease and the impacts of climate change.

“The Government might have won the vote, but it has shot itself in the foot. This will have a devastating impact on Britain’s standing on the world stage and threatens to derail its chances of securing a climate deal at COP 26.”

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