Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond, the UK network for organisations working in international development said:
“The Secretary of State already holds a huge portfolio as she leads both the UK’s foreign policy and humanitarian aid and development assistance. There’s a risk with this appointment that the UK’s critical humanitarian and development remit will fall further down the list at a time when the world faces some of the greatest global challenges, including Covid-19 and climate change.
"Now is a good time to revisit the need for a Minister for International Development so that this decision doesn’t come at the expense of the world’s most marginalised communities.”
Notes to editor
- Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
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