Crises in Syria, Mali and other contexts highlight how important it is that DfID (Department for International Development) funding continues to support the humanitarian and development needs of vulnerable and crisis-affected people.
Humanitarian agencies working in conflict need to be able to distance themselves from military objectives in order to be seen to be neutral.
Blurring the lines between aid and military objectives will not only reduce the resources available to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, it also risks the access and safety of aid workers.
More top news
A police officer who spent six days crawling the London Marathon in a gorilla costume has finally completed the 26-mile route.
Nicola Sturgeon calls on voters to make sure "Scotland's voice is heard" and not "dragged back by the Tories" in upcoming vote.
Strictly Come Dancing star Louise Redknapp has dismissed speculation she has separated from former footballer Jamie as "completely untrue".