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04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

04 Dec 2016 description

Priti Patel has announced investments to protect refugees at risk of being trafficked in the Mediterranean region will be doubled.

Delivering the keynote speech at a Freedom Fund event in Central London (1 Dec) to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery today (2 Dec), Priti Patel set out how the Department for International Development (DFID) is to boost its support to tackle modern slavery.

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Minister Rory Stewart announces new support during Iraq visit

The UK will step up support in Iraq as winter sets in, to provide life-saving aid to hundreds of thousands of people driven out of their homes by Daesh brutality, International Development Minister Rory Stewart announced today.

01 Dec 2016 description

The United Kingdom and the International Organization for Migration signed an agreement to support the Government of Sudan in continuing to develop initiatives that address human trafficking in the country. With funding from the UK, IOM Sudan will work with Sudan’s Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary to enhance the capacity of the criminal justice system by strengthening the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators, while providing a better understanding of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking legal framework to improve institutional coordination on the issue.

28 Nov 2016 description

Britain is stepping up its efforts as a global leader in the fight to eradicate violence against women and girls, announced Priti Patel.

To mark International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women International Development Secretary Priti Patel has set out a new package of UK support to protect women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries from harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and domestic abuse.

24 Nov 2016 description

"There's nobody telling you, you have to do this or can't do that. There's no organisation overseeing the whole thing"

By Sally Hayden

LONDON, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A hot meal. Dry clothes. A smile. Sometimes the first friendly face in months for hundreds of thousands of migrants who have come to Europe in the past two years is a volunteer aid worker.

16 Nov 2016 description

International Development Minister James Wharton has completed his first visit to Malawi to see how UK aid is supporting hundreds of thousands of people during a prolonged food crisis.

16 Nov 2016 description

Managing the transition from traditional aid to new kinds of development partnerships is increasingly important for DFID in the current aid landscape.

ICAI examined how well the Department for International Development managed the process of ending bilateral aid, or transitioning to new forms of development partnerships, in seven countries.

15 Nov 2016 description
report Council of Europe

In some countries, they call them “invisible persons”, in others – “ghosts”. Throughout Europe there are many migrants, primarily rejected asylum seekers, who live in a state of protracted legal and social limbo without any long-term prospects. The authorities refuse to regularize them or to grant them any kind of legal status, but often, they cannot go back to their countries of origin for various reasons, most often, fear of persecution.

15 Nov 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Dans certains pays, on les appelle les « personnes invisibles », dans d’autres, les « fantômes ». Partout en Europe, nombre de migrants, surtout des demandeurs d'asile déboutés, vivent dans une situation de vide juridique et social qui perdure, sans perspectives à long terme. Les autorités refusent de les régulariser ou de leur accorder un quelconque statut juridique, mais souvent ces migrants ne peuvent pas retourner dans leur pays d’origine et ce pour diverses raisons, le plus souvent par peur d’y être persécutées.

15 Nov 2016 description
report Médecins du Monde

En pleine crise de l'accueil des migrants/réfugiés, l'accès aux soins en Europe est alarmant

Publication du rapport 2016 du réseau international de Médecins du monde (MdM) « L’accès aux soins des personnes confrontées à de multiples facteurs de vulnérabilité en santé »

11 Nov 2016 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust has welcomed a pledge of £1.2 million from British Minister for the UN and Commonwealth Baroness Anelay on a visit to Sri Lanka. She said:

11 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

10 novembre 2016 – Le Protocole sur le travail forcé de l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT), qui a été adopté par la Conférence internationale du Travail en 2014, entre en vigueur le 9 novembre, un an après avoir obtenu sa deuxième ratification.

10 Nov 2016 description

UK support will help develop resilient health systems, improve education and increase access to clean water and electricity.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel has visited Sierra Leone to see first-hand how the UK is building upon its leadership during the Ebola crisis by helping the country to develop resilient health systems, improve education and increase access to water and electricity.

08 Nov 2016 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 September 2016, there were 1454 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1203 in immigration detention on the mainland and 251 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 608 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 26,842 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

05 Nov 2016 description

New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) received $7.67 million from the governments of Norway ($3.15 million), the Republic of Korea ($3 million), and the United Kingdom ($1.52 million) for the new thematic funding window which will support UNDP’s work in governance. The United Kingdom also provided $0.3 million to UNDP's new funding window for emergency response to crisis and recovery.

04 Nov 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.

03 Nov 2016 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.