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Liberia + 7 others
Ebola : Ban salue les gestes de solidarité de la communauté internationale

Report
UN News Service

12 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-Moon, s'est félicité vendredi de la décision du Gouvernement Cubain d'envoyer 165 personnels médicaux en Sierra Leone pour aider à l'action contre Ebola. L'Union africaine mobilise également du personnel médical.

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World + 16 others
Mind the Gap: An NGO Perspective on Challenges to Accessing Protection in the Common European Asylum System - Annual Report 2013|2014

With restricted access to the EU territory for people fleeing war and persecution, and asylum seekers ending up destitute or detained in some European countries, the EU remains an elusive safe haven for refugees.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis (9 September 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide humanitarian support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
UK treatment centre to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone

British military and humanitarian experts to set up Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

British military and humanitarian experts will set up a medical treatment centre for victims of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The 62 bed facility will be purpose built and operated by military engineers and medical staff. The initial phase of the facility will be constructed and operational within 8 weeks.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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FCO announces over £1.5m in life-saving equipment to Syrian rescue teams

Tobias Ellwood announces handover of over £1.5 million worth of life-saving equipment for use by Syrian search and rescue teams

Helmet cameras, medical packs, stretchers, generators, drills, concrete cutters, lifting equipment, fire extinguishers and laptops are just some of the life-saving equipment which has been gifted from the UK to the provincial networks of search and rescue teams who are working in opposition held areas of Syria.

Commenting on the handover, Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said:

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Featherstone: UK pledges further support for humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Britain announces additional £30 million to help those affected by serious humanitarian crisis.

Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone announced today during a visit to the country.

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, 1.3 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. There is also an impending risk of famine.

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Iraq + 1 other
Humanitarian supplies reach Amerli [EN/AR]

The RAF has delivered over 10 tonnes of food and water to the Iraq town of Amerli

Lifesaving UK aid for thousands of people trapped by ISIL in the Iraqi town of Amerli was delivered overnight by the Royal Air Force (RAF), International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced this morning.

Approximately 11.5 tonnes of food and water, including 420 jerry cans containing over 8,000 litres of water, were dropped over Amerli last night in two C130 consignments.

Justine Greening said:

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Myanmar + 1 other
Boost for Burma with new UK funding

Desmond Swayne announces new funding for Burma while on a visit to the country

The UK remains committed to supporting Burma to reach its potential as a peaceful and prosperous country that respects the human rights of its entire people, International Development Minister Desmond Swayne said while announcing new funding at a reception to mark 10 years of DFID’s presence in Burma.

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Iraq + 1 other
New UK aid package for Iraq focuses on vulnerable women and children

Justine Greening travelled to Iraq to see first-hand how UK support is helping people affected by the fighting

Britain is assisting desperate Iraqi civilians, including the most vulnerable women and children, with an additional £10 million of emergency humanitarian relief, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today during a visit to northern Iraq.

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Ukraine + 1 other
FCO minister deeply concerned by Russian convoy entering Ukraine

Minister for Europe, David Lidington

In response to reports that a Russian convoy has entered Ukraine without the Government of Ukraine’s consent or the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Minister for Europe David Lidington said:

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis (26 August 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide humanitarian support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

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Uganda + 1 other
British High Commissioner to Uganda on universal bednet campaign

British High Commissioner speaks at closing event of campaign on 16 August.

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Iraq + 1 other
More UK aid flights into Erbil deliver food and essential kit for aid workers

Two more UK aid flights carrying emergency food and tents for displaced Iraqi families have arrived in northern Iraq

Two more UK aid flights carrying emergency food and tents for displaced Iraqi families and essential kit to ensure aid workers can distribute supplies quickly and safely have now departed Dubai for northern Iraq, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said this morning.

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Liberia + 4 others
Emergency research call launched to help combat Ebola outbreak

A rapid response call for research to combat the Ebola outbreak in west Africa is being launched today, Wellcome Trust director Dr Jeremy Farrar and International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced.

Expert teams from around the world are being invited to submit research proposals to better inform the management of Ebola outbreaks so that lives can be saved. This includes research which could produce evidence to help tackle the current outbreak.

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UK delivers tents for displaced families in northern Iraq

Britain has delivered hundreds of tents and supplies of high nutrition emergency food for displaced families in northern Iraq, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

Two Department for International Development-chartered Airbus cargo flights landed in Erbil today carrying 45 tonnes of “Plumpy’Doz” food from the World Food Programme (WFP) and 515 family-sized tents from DFID’s warehouse in Dubai.

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World + 10 others
Funding boost for humanitarian workers on World Humanitarian Day

The UK is providing more than £1 million to improve the personal safety of humanitarian workers who put themselves at risk to help others, International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announced today.

The package of support includes funding for humanitarian worker safety in Iraq, extra training for staff operating in dangerous environments around the world and funding to help establish 3 new NGO staff safety hubs in Iraq, Libya and the Central African Republic (CAR).

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University of Edinburgh to help spread technology across Africa

UK Government funding helps to make latest agricultural technology available in Africa.

A University of Edinburgh research group will receive £10.8 million from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to help make the latest agricultural technology available across 10 African countries, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael announced today.

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UK aid arrives for displaced Iraqis across northern Iraq

Britain has delivered thousands of kitchen sets to go to Iraqis in refugee camps in northern Iraq, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

Two Airbus flights landed in Erbil this morning carrying UK aid supplies that will now be distributed by UN agencies to people cut off from their homes in camps across the Dahuk region of northern Iraq.

There are approximately half a million displaced people in Dahuk - 200,000 since the beginning of August. Those arriving at camps have travelled for days without food and water in 50 degree temperatures.

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British aid for Yazidi refugees fleeing Mount Sinjar

Britain will boost its support for 12,000 Yazidi refugees who have escaped from Mount Sinjar and made it to a refugee camp across the Syrian border, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.