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Denmark takes an important step in global fight against cluster munitions


Denmark has destroyed its entire stockpile of cluster bombs almost five years in advance of the eight-year deadline set by the convention. This is a strong signal in the global fight against cluster munitions.

DanChurchAid (DCA) commends the Danish authorities for getting rid of the Danish stockpile of cluster munitions four and a half years before the deadline set in the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

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Uganda + 6 others
Western donors cut aid to Uganda in response to anti-gay law


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:00 PM
Author: Alex Whiting

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Western governments have announced cuts in aid to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.

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South Sudan + 3 others
250 million dollars raised in pledges for humanitarian assistance

Miraya FM

(Feb. 24, 2014) More than 250 million dollars has been raised so far in pledges for immediate humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in the country.

The United Nations Humanitarian coordinator, Toby Lanzer says the money has been pledged by the governments of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and other partners.

Lanzer is winding up an International trip, to raise much needed funding for humanitarian assistance.

The money is urgently needed by humanitarian groups to preposition aid and make preparations before the start of the rainy season in April.

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World + 1 other
New Danish initiative strengthens biosecurity and improves health in East Africa

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Defence and The Ministry of Health are cooperating on an innovative pilot project that aims to improve biosecurity and health in East Africa. The project will be implemented by the Danish Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness at Statens Serum Institut under The Ministry of Health.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Donors pledge nearly $1.3 bn at Syria meeting

01/15/2014 10:18 GMT

by Omar Hasan

KUWAIT CITY, January 15, 2014 (AFP) - Donors meeting in Kuwait Wednesday pledged nearly $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for victims of the Syrian war, which the UN chief said had left half the population in need of urgent help.

The meeting comes just a week before the so-called 'Geneva II' peace meeting aimed at finding a political solution to the 34-month conflict that has claimed 130,000 lives.

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Nepal + 1 other
Nepal and Denmark sign 2 agreements to support peace, human rights and good governance, as well as inclusive growth in Nepal

The Governments of Denmark and Nepal today agreed on two new five-year development cooperation programmes totalling more than 100 million US Dollars.

The atmosphere was one of true cooperation, when Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi of the Ministry of Finance of Nepal and the Ambassador of Denmark to Nepal, H.E. Kirsten Geelan this afternoon signed two agreements for Danish development cooperation to Nepal.

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Philippines + 3 others
WFP Rice Feeds Nearly 50,000 People Driven From Their Homes By Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Nearly 50,000 people around this city battered by Typhoon Haiyan received rice today provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as part of family packs distributed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The packs consist of a total of three kilogrammes of canned food and rice purchased locally by WFP – enough to feed a family for a few days, as relief operations scale up in the Philippines. A total of 49,000 people received family packs today and more will be handed out in the coming days.

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Philippines + 1 other
Denmark increases its support to the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan

Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, has today in light of the UN assessment of the magnitude of the catastrophe and in light of the pressing need for urgent assistance, decided to increase the Danish contribution to the victims of the disaster from the 10 million Danish Kroner that were announced Saturday to 30 million Danish Kroner in all (about 5.5 million US Dollars) to the international organisations that provide humanitarian assistance to the Philippines.

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Philippines + 1 other
Danish support to the Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Last Friday, one of the strongest typhoons ever ravaged the Philippines, affecting the lives of 4.3 million people. As an initial rapid response, Denmark has allocated DKK 10 million for emergency aid in the hardest hit areas.

Last Friday, one of the strongest typhoons ever ravaged the Philippines, affecting the lives of 4.3 million people. According to very preliminary reports from local authorities, approximately 10,000 people died in the central Philippines as a result of the storm.

Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach says:

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Philippines + 2 others
The first plane has departed!

The first flight to the Philippines has just departed and will stopover in Estonia to take on more equipment for the first base camp before it lands on Thursday in the Philippines.

Estonia and Sweden are cooperating on setting up the base camp on site. The second base camp, which is part of the IHP (International Humanitarian Partnership) support, will depart from Denmark in Tuesday morning. Tomorrow Tuesday, Swedish field staff that are going to support the relief organisations work will depart from Arlanda. They will land in the Philippines on Wednesday.

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Productores frutícolas en Cinti reciben Bs 126 mil por pérdidas


El intenso frío mató a las plantas y a otras las dejó improductivas, por lo cual centenares de campesinos perdieron sus cosechas.

El Programa de Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres (PRRD) de la Cooperación Suiza en Bolivia y el Programa de Apoyo al Sector Agropecuario y de Producción (ASAP) de la Agencia Danesa para el Desarrollo Internacional procedieron a la entrega de Bs 126 mil a 127 productores de durazno en cuatro municipios del departamento de Chuquisaca por la pérdida de sus cultivos, debido a la intensa helada que afectó la región.

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Denmark: Location Map (2013)

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Europe Failing Syrian Refugees

By Ray Smith

LUCERNE, Switzerland , Sep 12 2013 (IPS) - Refugee rights organisations are demanding an EU-wide temporary protection regime for Syrian refugees. The announcement by some countries that they can take a few thousand refugees is not enough, the groups say.

Sweden has announced a few steps after the number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter abroad has crossed the two million mark in early September.

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World + 5 others
Les pays nordiques promettent 750 millions de dollars US au Fonds mondial

The Global Fund

GENÈVE – Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme s’est félicité d’une promesse de don de 750 millions de dollars US annoncée par les pays nordiques, une contribution des plus importantes pour venir à bout de ces trois maladies infectieuses.

Faite à Stockholm le 4 septembre, cette annonce a donné lieu à une déclaration conjointe de la Suède, de la Norvège, de la Finlande, du Danemark, de l’Islande et des États-Unis. Elle intervient alors que les dirigeants des pays nordiques rencontraient le Président Barack Obama en Suède.

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World + 6 others
Nordic Countries Pledge $750 Million to the Global Fund

The Global Fund

GENEVA - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strongly welcomed a pledge of US$750 million by Nordic countries, a highly significant contribution to defeating these three infectious diseases.

The announcement was made in Stockholm on 4 September in a joint statement by Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and the United States, and coincided with meetings by their leaders with President Barack Obama, hosted by Sweden.

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Denmark contributes to Syria Recovery Trust Fund

On 2 September Denmark officially announced its contribution of 25 million Danish kroner to the Syria Recovery Trust Fund. Thus, Denmark becomes the first donor to officially contribute to the trust fund following the two founding countries, Germany and The United Arab Emirates.

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World + 7 others
Le Danemark contribue à hauteur de 1,8 millions de dollars US pour le développement agricole en Afrique

Le gouvernement danois a annoncé sa volonté d’apporter une contribution de 10 millions de couronnes danoises (près de 1,8 millions de dollars US) au Fonds pour l'accélération du développement agricole en Afrique (FADA) afin d'activer les investissements en infrastructures agricoles sur le continent.

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World + 1 other
Denmark Contributes US $1.8 Million to Africa Agriculture Fast Track Fund

The Government of Denmark has announced a contribution DKK 10 million (approximately US $1.8 million) to the Agriculture Fast Track Fund to Spur Investment in the development of African agriculture infrastructure.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Copenhagen by Denmark’s Development Cooperation Minister, Christian Friis Bach, during the visit to the country by the President of the African Development Bank Group, Donald Kaberuka.