£50 million of humanitarian support will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis suffering in the face of Daesh brutality are set to receive food, medicine and shelter, after a new package of UK aid was announced today by International Development Secretary Priti Patel.
Speaking ahead of an Iraq pledging conference in Washington, Ms Patel confirmed that £50 million will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.
Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury launch new scheme to encourage community groups to sponsor a refugee family.
The full community sponsorship scheme will enable community groups including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK.
Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam
The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.
While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.
Second Special Report
On 4 May 2016, the International Development Committee published its Fourth Report of Session 2015–16, Crisis in Yemen, HC 532. On 8 July 2016 the Committee received a memorandum from the Secretary of State for International Development which contains a response to the Report. The memorandum is published as an appendix to the Report.
Appendix: Government response
UNESCO joined governments, donors and key members of the education community to sign an Action Plan to ensure disadvantaged girls and women are not left behind in fulfilling their education potential.
The plan, launched at the Girls’ Education Forum 2016 in London on July 7, 2016, was backed by £100 million funding from the UK government and USD 17 million from the Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
12 JUILLET 2016 | NEW YORK - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et ses partenaires lancent aujourd’hui 7 stratégies liées les unes aux autres pour réduire la violence à l’encontre des enfants. Toutes ces approches ont été testées et ont donné des résultats concrets. En les réunissant, l’OMS espère une baisse spectaculaire des cas de violence à l’encontre des enfants.
New PSA with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson premiers to raise awareness and drive action to #ENDviolence
The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.
The UK government will help 175,000 of the poorest, most marginalised girls in the world to get a quality education, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, Thursday 7 July.
UK CALLED TO CONTROL ITS ARMS EXPORTS AFTER DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN YEMEN
From 6-24 June 2016, The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reviewed the following countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, France, Honduras, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Project code: OSRO/LEB/304/UK
Donor: United Kingdom
Contribution: USD 5 603 469
Implementation: 01/08/13 – 30/11/15
Target areas: Akkar, Bekaa, Baalbeck–Hermel, Mount Lebanon, Nabatiyeh, North and South.
Objective: To enhance food security conditions of the population affected by the ongoing crisis by protecting livestock assets and improving nutritional status, as well as to sustain the livelihoods of poor households including many hosting Syrian refugees.
Immigration Detention And Community Statistics
At 30 April 2016, there were 1,695 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,509 in immigration detention on the mainland and 186 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 645 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,503 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
By Ben Parker
British NGOs received €145 million from the EU’s emergency aid department, ECHO, in 2015. When the UK leaves the EU following Brexit, UK-registered non-profits will no longer be eligible for that funding, and the ECHO annual budget is also likely to shrink in the absence of UK contributions.
By Kristy Siegfried OXFORD, 27 June 2016
Britain has remained largely sealed off from the refugee crisis that has rocked much of the rest of Europe for the past year. Protected by geography and its status outside the passport-free Schengen zone, it took in only a fraction of the asylum seekers who arrived at Europe’s southern shores last year.
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Lille, France | AFP | Sunday 6/19/2016 - 12:51 GMT
by Zoé LEROY
Thwarted at every turn in their efforts to reach Britain, migrants in northern France have once again changed tack, turning to flimsy dinghies to carry them across the Channel.
Migrants in Calais have sneaked into trucks or trains, and even tried to walk through the undersea tunnel in increasingly risky -- and sometimes deadly -- attempts to reach Britain.
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 6/18/2016 - 11:02 GMT
A large British convoy of around 250 vehicles carrying aid intended for migrants camped in and around Calais departed from London on Saturday despite a ban from French authorities, organisers said.
After gathering near Parliament, the convoy set off for Dover at around 0900 GMT and organisers said they were hoping to reach northern France by ferry at around 1400 GMT.
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Friday 6/17/2016 - 15:38 GMT
A large convoy carrying aid for migrants camped in and around Calais is planning to head to France on Saturday despite a French ban on the initiative, organisers said Friday.
Local authorities in the northern French port city of Calais on Wednesday obtained a judicial ban on the British-organised convoy, which is planning to deliver aid to the so-called Jungle migrant camp.
“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk
LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.
Eurostat news release 120/2016
More than 1 out of 3 continued to come from Syria
During the first quarter of 2016 (from January to March 2016), 287 100 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 33% compared with the fourth quarter of 2015 (when 426 000 first time applicants were registered) .