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  • Aid spending flatlines as converging crises threaten economic catastrophe for the poorest countries

    Anti-poverty organisation the ONE Campaign today warned that more countries could be pushed to the brink if aid levels continue to stagnate, as new analysis shows the scale of the economic crises facing the world’s poorest people. The warning comes as the latest OECD-DAC figures show that despite unprecedented pressures created by the pandemic, there…

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  • ONE Response to NAO report on cutting of aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of National Income

    Today (Thursday, 31st March), the National Audit Office has released a report which looks at the decision to cut UK aid from 0.7% of National Income to 0.5%. The report found that the sudden nature of the decision meant that it compromised on strategic, long-term programmes, and put value for money of UK aid at risk.

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  • Ukraine crisis shows Sunak’s sums no longer add up

    The increasing fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows the rationale for keeping the cut to UK aid is out of date and the return to previous levels must be accelerated, according to anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign. 

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  • ONE responds to the two-year anniversary since WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic

    Reflecting on tomorrow’s two-year anniversary (11 March) since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, Jenny Ottenhoff, ONE’s Senior Policy Director, said: “While the eyes of the world are on the escalating tragedy in Ukraine, today’s milestone should be a reminder that we are still caught up in a global pandemic that…

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  • ONE Responds to impact of aid cuts on women and girls

    “By being left in the dark, NGOs can not properly scrutinize the effect of the cuts, and are unable to hold the FCDO to account – something the Taxpayer rightly expects to ensure value for money.”

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  • ONE responds to UK’s ‘Living with Covid’ strategy

    ONE Responds to UK’s ‘Living with Covid’ strategy: “There can be no viable plan to begin the recovery from the pandemic here in the UK, if there isn’t a viable plan to end the threat of the virus everywhere. 

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  • ONE reaction to the AU EU Summit – Europe ignores African leaders call on waiving vaccine patents

    Brussels – African and European leaders met for the first time since 2017 for the 6th AU EU summit in Brussels. As part of this, the EU also announced half of the Global Gateway package, potentially worth €150 billion, would be allocated to Africa flagship initiatives focusing on health, transport and education. The EU committed…

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  • AU-EU Summit – Africa is speaking with one voice. Is Europe listening?

    Brussels – European and African leaders will meet for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, when the 6th African Union and European Union Summit takes place in Brussels on the 17-18 February. The Summit was initially convened for 2020 but postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and political tensions.  The ONE Campaign…

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  • ONE reacts to BioNTech plans to increase mRNA vaccine production in Africa

    Marburg – BioNTech announced the construction of manufacturing sites for mRNA-based vaccines called “BioNTainer” in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana and Rwanda. Macky Sall, Paul Kagame and Nana Akufo-Addo met with Development Minister Schulze, EU Commission Commissioner Hahn and the CEOs of BioNTech in Marburg to consolidate the announcement made by BioNTech last October. Edwin Ikhuoria,…

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  • ONE responds to the IMF World Economic Outlook report

    Today, the IMF released its flagship World Economic Outlook report where it reveals that global growth is expected to slow down from 5.9% to 4.4% in 2022, and warns that the divergence between advanced economies and emerging markets and developing countries will persist. In response to the new analysis, Amy Dodd, Policy Director at the…

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