Preet Gill – 2021 Comments on the Government’s Afghanistan Aid Announcement

The comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development on 3 September 2021.

While this latest U-turn to return to 2019 levels for Afghanistan is welcome, the savage cuts already imposed by this government on the Afghan people have caused untold damage.

Afghanistan was already facing a humanitarian crisis with 18 million people needing humanitarian assistance earlier this year when Dominic Raab decided to unnecessarily slash life-saving aid to programmes without any due diligence or care.

Labour has consistently called for the Government to reverse the aid cuts and warned of the dangers of retreating from the world stage.