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UK charities urge May not to scrap aid pledge ahead of vote
Major British charities have urged political parties not to scrap a pledge to spend 0.7 percent of the country's national income on aid as they gear up for a snap election set for June 8. British Prime Minister Theresa May has so far refused to reveal whether she will
commit to the aid target if re-elected, raising fears among charities that she may ditch it.

 

"As we debate the future of our country, our relationship to the EU and our new relationship with the world, we should wear our aid budget as a badge of honour that sets a standard for others to follow," Rowan Williams, chairman of Christian Aid, said in a statement on Friday.