Sign our open letter to help protect Generation Covid. You can ask Dominic Raab as incoming Secretary of State for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to safeguard vital child and maternal healthcare.

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Our open letter to Dominic Raab, incoming Secretary of State for FCDO

Dear Dominic Raab,

As you prepare to lead the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), we ask that you uphold your Government’s commitment to ending preventable child deaths by protecting critical child and maternal health funding.

6,000 more children are at risk of dying every day around the world as essential health care services and vaccination programmes are disrupted by coronavirus. You can help protect a generation of children from being defined by this pandemic.

In no country is this clearer than Yemen, where an already dire situation for children is worsened by a health system on the brink of collapse. Ever greater numbers of new mums and babies are without the vital medical care they need, and millions of children are at risk of severe malnutrition.

We are in danger of losing a decade of progress on ending preventable child deaths around the world, but the FCDO, under your leadership, can help to fight this grave crisis for children. We need the UK Government to continue their proud record of helping children to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential.

Dominic Raab, please safeguard vital child and maternal health funding for the world’s most vulnerable babies, children and their mothers.