World Vision responds to 'backdoor attack on the aid budget'

Today (October 30), Bob Seeley MP tabled a debate on ‘Integrated foreign policy after the UK leaves the EU’.

The argument that DFID should be merged with the Foreign Office amounts to a backdoor attack on the aid budget. It would waste government time, squander taxpayers’ money and severely undermine life-saving UK aid.

Placing the aid budget under the FCO risks money being diverted to address UK foreign policy interests, at the expense of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Seeley’s suggestion that a significant chunk of the DFID budget be spent outside the internationally accepted rules for aid sets a dangerous precedent. DFID has a proven track record of delivering quality projects. The FCO, meanwhile, remains under close scrutiny by the International Development Select Committee over its transparency in aid spending.

Failing to uphold our promises to the world’s poorest is not the way to create a globally-engaged post-Brexit Britain.

- Gareth Wallace, Government Relations Manager for World Vision UK

Coronavirus lockdown: UK children are lonely, scared and stressed, survey finds

One in three UK children between five and 18 years old (36%) have told parents they are lonely since the government shut schools, a survey commissioned by World Vision reveals.

Coronavirus: World Vision welcomes UN’s global response plan

World Vision welcomes the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response plan, launched today (March 25).

Coronavirus: World Vision urges UK churches to unite for National Day of Prayer and Action

World Vision UK is urging churches across the country to unite for a National Day of Prayer and Action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: World must unite to focus on the most vulnerable as pandemic declared

A united global effort is needed to help prevent COVID-19 from having a massive destructive impact on the lives of child refugees, migrants and the very poor, warns aid agency, World Vision, as a pandemic is declared.