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African countries facing 66% cut in UK aid, charities say

Ex-Foreign Office minister says scale of cuts set out by Dominic Raab is ‘difficult to comprehend’ UK aid to individual African countries is being cut by 66% this year and aid to the Indo-Pacific region by 68%, aid agencies have said on the basis of new figures provided by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab. The scale of the cuts was described by a former Conservative Foreign Office minister, Liz Sugg, as “difficult to comprehend”. She said the impact on education was being likened by experts to “acts of violence against the world’s poorest women and girls”. Continue reading...

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