INTERNATIONAL humanitarian charity Save the Children will temporarily stop bidding for funding from the UK’s DFID.
The decision comes amid claims of sexual misconduct by staff following a sector-wide sex scandal.
“Save the Children UK is now in the process of assessing the potential impact of this drop in funding for future years,” the charity said in a statement.
“The long-term underlying financial health of Save the Children UK is good … budget plans are driven by a long-term strategy and goals and not by short-term changes to income around specific projects.”
Charities have since pledged to overhaul their approach to dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.
DFID minister Penny Mordaunt told a parliamentary inquiry last week there were signs that sexual predators were leaving the aid sector amid heightened vigilance after the sex scandal.