Commenting on the announcement that MPs have voted in support of the 0.7percent aid target, UNICEF UK’s Executive Director, David Bull, said:

“Giving aid to those who need it most is the right thing to do. Around the world, today’s children are facing unprecedented dangers – and our continued support is vital.  British aid saves a child’s life every two minutes through immunisations against deadly diseases. It keeps children in school and protects them from hunger. 

“We are grateful to the MPs who voted today. By committing 0.7% of national income to international aid, Britain is sending a clear signal to those facing poverty that we will continue to keep our promises to them.”

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