Christian Aid has welcomed news that the Department for International Development will not be merged with the Foreign Office.
Head of Advocacy, Laura Taylor, said: “It’s great to hear reports that the Government has recognised the world-leading quality of DFID and that it lives to fight another day. The UK can be proud of its record on international development, and with all the challenges facing the world’s poorest people in 2020, from climate change to economic inequality, it deserves the attention of a dedicated department.
“We’re pleased that the UK’s commitment to the 0.7% aid budget continues and DFID has by far the best track record across government for using aid effectively. Keeping DFID means this money is more likely to help the most vulnerable communities around the world.”