The Foreign Aid Budget is set to rocket to £14.5 Billion in 2021. The UK spends 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid, which is the UN recommendation. However, only 5 Nations world wide meet this target.
36% of UK funding is spent through multilateral structures and the further 64% is spent on a bilateral basis.
The top 5 uses of Bilateral aid are:
Government and civil society
The top 10 beneficiaries of bilateral aid were:
Pakistan - £463m
Syria - £352m
Ethiopia - £334m
Nigeria - £320m
Afghanistan - £235m
Tanzania - £186m
Jordan - £175m
South Sudan - £161m
Sierra Leone - £154m
Somalia - £152m
I put 5 of the top 10 in the spotlight for abuses against the LGBT Community:
The Ethiopian LGBT community can expect a 15 year jail sentence for being open about their sexuality.
Nigeria carries a sentence of 14 years for the LGBT community.
The Tanzanians are a funny bunch. Being lesbian is ok! But, if your a gay man you can expect 30 years to life imprisonment!
Local laws in South Sudan condemn the LGBT community to death. However, the national law is clear, only 10 years in jail!
The Somali LGBT community face the death penalty!
The above 5, are persecuting minorities. Which, I believe is in direct conflict with British Values. Therefore, commonsense dictates, that we pull the funding and redirect it to UK services?