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Abuk Uchala with baby Ayat in South Sudan

The 0.2% Pledge

Take a stand with a monthly gift.

In a time of crisis, stand together with the world’s poorest people.

The UK government has broken its manifesto pledge and cut the overseas aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income (GNI). This 0.2% cut represents £4bn less going to the world’s poorest people. 

This 0.2% is a matter of life and death. 

Cutting the UK aid budget from 0.7% has dire consequences. We have have compromised our country’s values and broken our foreign aid promises but ultimately, the poorest and most vulnerable people will pay the price. We will continue to speak out.

Fewer children will be able to access a basic education. People will not be able to access vital health care during a global pandemic. More families will go hungry. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: 

A promise to the poor is particularly sacred

Take the 0.2% pledge

Our fight for justice has never been more important.

We cannot turn our backs on the world’s poorest people, especially during a global pandemic. And whilst your gift won't plug the gap left by government cuts, we invite you to stand in solidarity with our global neighbours for the months and years to come.

Take a stand and pledge to give 0.2% of your income each month.

Using the calculator, you can calculate 0.2% of your annual income and set up a regular gift to stand with our global neighbours.

The figure you enter will only be used to calculate the suggested donation and will not be stored or used by Christian Aid for any other purpose.

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What our aid work has achieved

UK aid has funded some of our most impactful work. We have been able to tackle hunger in countries like South Sudan, which has some of the highest malnutrition rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it affects 3 in 10 children under 5 years old.

Our recent UK Aid Match funded project takes a holistic approach to tackling malnutrition in Aweil North and Jur River regions of the country. This work made a world of difference for women like Achela:

Meet Achela

Achela raises five children by herself having been widowed. She is a member of one of the women-to-women groups, established as part of the UKAM project.

‘I was happy to join the group. I wanted to get more knowledge and skills to help my children. I now know what to eat when you are pregnant and when you are breastfeeding and what is the best way to feed children.'

By taking the 0.7% pledge, you'll stand with our global neighbours and help more women like Achela, building hope for the future.

 

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Where are these images from?

Image 1:  Abuk Uchala with her baby Ayat in South Sudan. Abuk is part of a Christian Aid-supported Mother to Mother group. Photo credit: Christian Aid/Silvano Yokwe.

Image 2: Achela Mario at a Christian Aid-supported Mother to Mother group in South Sudan. Photo credit: Christian Aid/Silvano Yokwe.