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Cameroon + 3 others
UK boosts emergency aid for people displaced by conflict in Central African Republic

The new £7 million package of funding will allow the World Food Programme (WFP), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and UNHCR to increase the life-saving humanitarian assistance they offer to refugees from CAR who have fled to Cameroon and Chad.

The funding will provide:

•£2.5 million to WFP allowing it to feed 86,000 refugees in Cameroon, and provide 38,000 children and new and expecting mothers with additional food;

•£3.5 million to UNHCR to give shelter, water and improved security to those that have fled to Chad and Cameroon, with focus on women and girls;

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South Sudan + 1 other
UK increases support for humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Britain will provide life-saving support for thousands more people affected by the conflict in South Sudan, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The new package of £25 million, which will be discussed at a UN General Assembly meeting today, will provide more food and protection for those vulnerable to sexual and gender based violence.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis (23 September 2014)

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As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, 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
The UK is leading the international drive against Ebola in Sierra Leone

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British military and humanitarian staff have arrived in Freetown to spearhead the UK’s £100 million mission to contain and control the outbreak.

More than 40 military personnel and humanitarian staff have arrived to oversee the construction of the UK’s medical facility and assist with the UK’s response.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: UK government response

Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Ebola is only transmitted by contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person or animal, whether living or dead. Overall, the risk to the general public from Ebola remains very low.

Around 5,000 cases and 2,500 deaths have been reported in West Africa (Source: WHO on 13 September). This is the largest known outbreak of the Ebola virus.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
UK to increase support to Sierra Leone to combat Ebola

Foreign Secretary announces further support to tackle Ebola in West Africa, including the UK leading on provision of 700 treatment beds in Sierra Leone.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond chaired a meeting this afternoon of the Government’s COBR emergency committee, on the UK’s response to the Ebola crisis. After the meeting the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already an unprecedented humanitarian emergency for the affected countries. If we fail to act now it could become a global catastrophe with disastrous consequences.

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

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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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South Sudan + 5 others
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.