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UK’s new aid strategy condemned as ‘double whammy to world’s poor’
Liz Truss unveils plan to almost halve budget to multilateral bodies, challenge ‘malign actors’ and boost trade-linked deals

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, May, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Hunger crisis grips Horn of Africa – but 80% of Britons unaware, poll shows
UK government urged to act as worst drought in 40 years threatens region while aid efforts and global attention remain focused on Ukraine war

Lizzy Davies

12, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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UK aid cuts have forced 40,000 Syrian children out of school, charity says
Funding for 133 schools run by Syria Relief ended on 30 April, leaving pupils at risk of child labour and early marriage

Kaamil Ahmed

05, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘My children cry with hunger’: refugees denied UN aid rations at Malawi camp
Hundreds at Dzaleka camp told they are no longer eligible for food supplies from the World Food Programme

Charles Pensulo Dowa

25, Apr, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Global overseas aid climbs to all-time high, rising 4.4% in real terms – OECD
Concern expressed that figures count Covid vaccines as aid, while Britain is among EU countries accused of ‘gutting’ contributions

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

13, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK plan to label Houthis as terrorists risks disaster in Yemen, aid bodies warn
Exclusive: agencies write letter to government after learning home secretary is pushing for designation

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

01, Apr, 2022 @4:32 PM

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First food aid for 100 days enters Tigray under ‘humanitarian truce’
Besieged region has an estimated 2 million people suffering from an extreme lack of food

Lizzy Davies

01, Apr, 2022 @2:45 PM

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UN donor conference falls billions short of $4.4bn target to help Afghanistan
Conference raises only $2.44bn as Russian foreign minister says west is responsible for country’s humanitarian crisis

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

31, Mar, 2022 @7:09 PM

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UK Foreign Office rushed £4.2bn of aid cuts, official audit finds
Support slashed despite warnings about impact, with offices told not to discuss plans with local partners, says National Audit Office report

Kaamil Ahmed

31, Mar, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Afghanistan aid pledges could fall far short of target, officials fear
Taliban’s increasingly repressive rule could lead to donor backlash at UN pledging conference on Thursday

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Mar, 2022 @3:14 PM

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Afghanistan needs compassion from world leaders, not politics | Letter
Letter: Former UN humanitarian coordinators Martin Barber and Mark Bowden call for support for Afghanistan’s economy, ahead of a pledging conference

Letters

29, Mar, 2022 @4:38 PM

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UN refugee agency criticised over response to Ukraine war
Major humanitarian bodies appeared ‘disoriented’ by Russian invasion, says Ukraine’s deputy PM

Daniel Boffey in Lviv and Shaun Walker in Kyv

27, Mar, 2022 @1:58 PM

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