Today we’re asking our Dutch ONE members to take part in an urgent action:
The Netherlands has developed a strong and proud leadership position of helping the poorest countries in the world. It’s something to be very proud of.
But this could be destroyed in a matter of days.
International development aid is one of the budget issues under threat in the Dutch coalition agreement, which is about to be signed.
Please send an urgent email to negotiators Mark Rutte and Diederik Samsom to tell them not to let development aid fall through the coalition cracks:
An agreement which cuts development aid would have huge implications. Not only because of the direct impact on the poorest countries, but because of the signals it sends to other countries, encouraging them to lessen their contributions too. Millions of people will be affected by this.
This doesn’t need to be the way. Dutch aid is already having a huge impact. It’s working. We should keep it that way.
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