Over the next four years, UK aid will:
Secure schooling for 11 million children – more than we educate in the UK but at 2.5% of the cost
Vaccinate more children against preventable diseases than there are people in the whole of England
Provide access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation to more people than there are in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Save the lives of 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth
Stop 250,000 newborn babies dying needlessly
Support 13 countries to hold freer and fairer elections
Help 10 million more women get access to modern family planning
Download our review document: Changing lives, delivering results – as well as a summary of our country programmes below
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When this Coalition was formed, we made a commitment that even in these difficult economic times we would keep our promises and increase aid to help the world’s poorest people. We are proud to stand by that commitment.
Prime Minister, David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg
Today I’m setting out plans which show how the people of Britain will be changing the lives of the world’s poorest people. These results – which will transform the lives of millions of people across the world – should make everyone in Britain proud. They reflect our values as a nation: generosity, compassion and humanity. But these results are not only delivered from the British people; they are also for the British people. They contribute to building a safer, more stable and prosperous world which, in turn, helps keep our country safe from instability, infectious disease and organised crime.
International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
We are working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015.
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