On the 25th, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Sunak announced that it would cut its budget for foreign international aid due to the largest recession in 300 years caused by the epidemic.
Under the plan announced by Sunak, the UK will reduce funds for international aid from 0.7% of GDP promised and implemented by the Conservative Party to 0.5%.
The decision announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer has attracted criticism both inside and outside the UK.
Ms. Sagger, Parliamentary Secretary for Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development in the British Foreign Office, criticized the Treasury Department’s move to weaken Britain’s influence in international affairs, so she announced her resignation from the Foreign Office.
Some international aid agencies said that Britain’s cuts in foreign aid as the epidemic spread may cut off the lifeline of some of the world’s poorest countries, cause more avoidable deaths, and damage Britain’s international reputation.