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27 Feb 2015 description

UK-funded NHS surgeons have been treating war-wounded patients in Gaza since the ceasefire was agreed.

A group of UK-funded NHS surgeons has just returned from treating war-wounded patients in Gaza, 6 months after the temporary ceasefire was agreed.

The volunteer doctors have visited the region regularly for the past 6 months to carry out surgery on patients with severe injuries and train doctors in Gaza hospitals to improve their surgical capacity.

25 Feb 2015 description

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A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.

24 Feb 2015 description

UK to provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi.

The UK will provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. This will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water and sanitation for 34,000 people to prevent the spread of disease.

24 Feb 2015 description

Britain will release £15 million in emergency assistance to provide food, blankets, emergency shelter and basic medical supplies to vulnerable and displaced Ukrainians, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

There are now more than one million people in Ukraine who have been forced from their homes and five million living in conflict-affected areas. The capacity of host communities to provide shelter is exhausted and humanitarian access to those in need remains challenging.

18 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • A total of 128 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 15 February. Guinea reported 52 new confirmed cases – a decrease from the previous week, and the first week-to-week decline since January 25. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, with 74 new confirmed cases, and is most intense in the capital, Freetown, which reported 45 confirmed cases. Liberia reported 2 new confirmed cases in the 4 days to 12 February.

18 Feb 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 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

12 Feb 2015 description

UK to provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi.

The UK will provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. This will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water and sanitation for 34,000 people to prevent the spread of disease.

12 Feb 2015 description

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today, ‘Assessing the Impact of the Scale-up of DFID’s Support to Fragile States’.

11 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Total weekly case incidence increased for the second consecutive week, with 144 new confirmed cases reported in the week to 8 February. Guinea reported a sharp increase in incidence, with 65 new confirmed cases compared with 39 the week before. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, which reported 76 new confirmed cases, while the resurgence in cases in the western district of Port Loko continued for a second week. Liberia continues to report a low number of new confirmed cases.

11 Feb 2015 description
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Statistics on International Development 2014
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Annexes: Statistics on International Development 2014

Introduction

Statistics on International Development (SID) is an annual publication that provides an overview of official UK spend on international development. The publication is the official release of finalised 2013 estimates, updating the previous provisional estimates1 published in April 2014. The publication covers:

  • Total UK spend on international development for the 2013 calendar year;

  • Trends for the last five years;

  • Key breakdowns by destination country or organisation, type of assistance and purpose;

11 Feb 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 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.

11 Feb 2015 description

PAC Press Notice

39th PAC Report 2014-2015

The UK’s response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

Chair: The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP

The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, and Stephen Phillips QC MP today said:

08 Feb 2015 description

International Development Secretary announces additional £100 million assistance during visit to Zaatari refugee camp with Prince of Wales.

Britain will stand shoulder to shoulder with Jordan as the country continues to play a pivotal role promoting stability in the region, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said today as she announced a further £100 million of assistance for the Syrian crisis.

06 Feb 2015 description

Iraq - IOM began distribution of clothing vouchers this week for 6,350 displaced families in the cities of Dohuk and Erbil, Northern Iraq. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the USD 450 vouchers will enable displaced families to buy warm clothing to help them survive the winter.

04 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

 Weekly case incidence increased in all three countries for the first time this year. There were 124 new confirmed cases reported in the week to 1 February: 39 in Guinea, 5 in Liberia, and 80 in Sierra Leone.

 Continued community resistance, increasing geographical spread in Guinea and widespread transmission in Sierra Leone, and a rise in incidence show that the EVD response still faces significant challenges.

04 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • As of 1 February 2015, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 8,059. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,910. Total Survived and discharged cases is 2,181.

29 Jan 2015 description
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Khartoum, 29 January 2015. The UK remains the largest donor to the Sudan CHF and has been a strong supporter since its inception in 2006, contributing over £300 million (US $525 million). UK funding to the CHF in 2014 ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition and 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies. The UK is the first donor to support the CHF in 2015; its valuable contribution comes at a critical time when humanitarian needs are set to increase as lean season approaches.

29 Jan 2015 description

Results from a trial of a new Ebola vaccine confirm it can progress to larger scale testing.

The results from the first clinical trials of the proposed new vaccine in the UK show it does produce a response from the immune system. Trials in affected countries are now needed to see whether it is sufficient to protect against the disease. The research will also help determine the appropriate dosage for patients.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

28 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • The response to the EVD epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic. To achieve this goal as quickly as possible, efforts have moved from rapidly building infrastructure to ensuring that capacity for case finding, case management, safe burials, and community engagement is used as effectively as possible.