Aid and the budget

Great news from the 2013 Budget; last week the chancellor kept true to his word and allocated 0.7% of UK gross national income to overseas aid. For all the aid sceptics out there (and there are many!) here’s a great video from Save the Children that puts it all into context:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KhMj6p21dU

And you can’t argue with the need for aid with this kind of statistic:

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Here are two boys who benefitted from aid – Luv and Kush, twin boys who with the Support of Save the Children were born in hospital, mother and twins thriving!

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