U.K. Lawmakers Call On DFID, Donors To Do More To Prevent Violence Against Aid Workers
Devex: Calls for DFID to help tackle violence against aid workers
“U.K. lawmakers have called on the Department for International Development to use its diplomatic power and other measures to tackle violence against aid workers after some 270 were killed or injured in the field last year. In a report published Tuesday, members of the International Development Committee — a cross-party group of politicians tasked with scrutinizing U.K. aid spending — called on DFID to step up its efforts in response to data from the most recent ‘Aid Worker Security Report 2019,’ which identified 2018 as the second worst year on record. … The report recommends that donors do more to ensure that the protection of aid workers under international humanitarian law is upheld…” (Edwards, 8/6).