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Government response published on nutrition work by aid watchdog Sub-Committee

22 October 2021

The House of Commons Sub-Committee that scrutinises the work of the aid watchdog, the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI), is today publishing the government’s response to its scrutiny of an ICAI review of government aid programmes tackling nutrition.

The Chair of the Sub-Committee on the work of ICAI, Theo Clarke MP said:

“I welcome the fact that the government remains committed to reaching some of the most marginalised people – often women and children – through nutrition support. It is encouraging to hear that the government is working with the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, to drive action against acute child malnutrition. I look forward to seeing how this work progresses.

The UK’s nutrition work has saved millions of lives, but malnutrition is still a major cause of preventable death. With the Nutrition for Growth Summit fast approaching, the government must use this opportunity to renew its commitment to helping the world’s poorest.”

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