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A standalone DFID gives us the best chance of delivering on the issues that will have the biggest impacts on peoples’ lives

Tim Wainwright, Chief Executive of WaterAid UK | WaterAid

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An independent DFID ensures that aid is spent effectively and directed to where it can do the most good.

Whilst Covid-19 is still a threat anywhere in the world, it will be a threat to us here in the UK and it is in all of our interests to ensure that every country is able to protect its people from the virus.

An independent DFID is at the absolute heart of this, ensuring that aid is spent effectively and directed to where it can do the most good.

Three billion people are currently facing this pandemic without the very basic defence of clean water and soap for handwashing. U

K Aid is helping WaterAid reach more and more people with handwashing facilities to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and build healthier communities for the future.

A standalone DFID gives us the best chance of delivering on the issues that will have the biggest impacts on peoples’ lives – especially the poorest.

Read the most recent article written by Tim Wainwright, Chief Executive of WaterAid UK - WaterAid statement – merger of DFID and FCO

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