I was really disappointed to see that cuts to UK Aid will continue following the vote in parliament earlier this year.
I’m concerned that these cuts will risk the lives of children and their families in the poorest places, including children with malnutrition. What’s left of the UK’s aid budget must be spent in the best possible way.
Supporting the world’s malnourished children has always been an important investment for the UK to make. It helps get children into school, keep them in good health and importantly, supports a country’s economic development. Did you know that businesses in developing countries collectively lose up to US$850bn a year through malnutrition related productivity losses?
Malnutrition causes nearly half of all child deaths globally. The Foreign Secretary must do something about this.
Now is the time to do the right thing. Please raise this with the Foreign Secretary and ask her what she is doing to make nutrition a priority for her department.
Here is a briefing that can help: http://againsthunger.uk/MP-briefing