Overseas Aid: Poverty

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 91694 on overseas aid: poverty, whether any of the bottom billion poorest people live in Ukraine.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Ukraine is a fragile lower middle-income country, with strategic importance for the long-term security, stability and prosperity of the wider region. Like all other ODA eligible countries with people living in poverty, the UK is confident that the spending of UK ODA in Ukraine is fully justified by its strategic value and the impact on the lives and welfare of its people.

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