Save the Children: 'Govt's 'missed opportunity' on aid'

Aid has been a critical factor in why four million fewer children under five are dying each year than in 1990 and the UK has helped lead the world in that effort.

However, today's failure to bring forward legislation means future aid budgets could be cut too easily and poor countries will find it harder to plan their budgets.

We often call on poor country governments to be more accountable and to honour their commitments - today's failure to legislate on the aid target was a missed opportunity to show that the British government will lead by example.

– Brendan Cox, Save the Children

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