MORE than 100 charities have condemned the government’s decision to cut aid to Yemen following criticism from MPs across the political spectrum.
Britain has pledged at least £87 million in aid, down from a promise of £160 million in 2020 and £200m in 2019.
In a letter to Boris Johnson, they say that the government has made a “misjudgement” by thinking the public is happy to turn away from countries affected by poverty, war and disease.
They write: “The UK continues to sell arms and is now cutting its humanitarian assistance by 60 per cent.”
The 101 signatories include Oxfam, Christian Aid, Save the Children and Care International.
A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “Since the conflict began, we have supported millions of vulnerable Yemenis with food, clean water and healthcare and will continue to do so.”