(ACNS) Anglican Alliance welcomes Parliamentary report backing UK aid for Burundi

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Anglican Alliance has welcomed the report from the International Development Select Committee which recommends the UK Government to reconsider its decision to cut its aid programme to Burundi.

The report which highlights the fragile economy and security of the land-locked country included evidence from the Anglican Church in Burundi and the Anglican Alliance, which brings together development relief and advocacy work across the Anglican Communion. Its recommendations were that the UK Government should reinstate its £13.7 million programme, and said that the closure decision was inconsistent with DFID;s poverty focus, and undermined DFID’s investment in other countries in the region.

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Posted October 29, 2011 at 10:38 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ephraim Radner wrote:

This is welcome news.  Now for a positive decision, and then some real accountability for the use of these fund if they are in fact reinstated (as they should be).  The Anglican Church in Burundi, as well as its supporters, deserve credit for being important advocates in this.

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