7 July 2022

Stephanie Draper, CEO at Bond, the UK network of NGOs, said: 
“The commitment Boris Johnson showed in response to the war in Ukraine and getting girls into education was welcome, however under his leadership we also saw the poorly considered merger between the Foreign Office and DfID, as well as the devastating cuts to the UK aid budget, removing a lifeline to billions of people dealing with conflict, poverty and climate change. 
“We hope whoever replaces him takes urgent steps to get us back to 0.7% of GNI going to UK aid, so we can legitimately reclaim our role as a global player when it comes to delivering on our promises to the world's most marginalised people.”

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Notes to editor:

  1. 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. 
  2. For further information or interviews please contact Juliet Conway on 07990518334 or [email protected]