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10 Feb 2017 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.

02 Feb 2017 description

International Development Secretary Priti Patel visits Somalia to urge partners to deliver assistance to save lives and avert a famine.

Millions of people are living in desperate conditions in Somalia as extreme drought is threatening the lives and stability of a country vital to regional and UK security.

31 Jan 2017 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.

28 Jan 2017 description

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Priti Patel travelled to Mogadishu on 28 January 2017 where she re-affirmed the importance of the UK’s partnership with Somalia.

24 Jan 2017 description

Speaking on behalf of Cooperating Partners that are supporting Zambia’s health sector at the Health Sector Annual Consultative Meeting in Lusaka today, Mr Fergus said:

"On behalf of the Health Cooperating Partners, let me start by wishing you a productive and fruitful 2017. We thank the honourable Minister and his team for the opportunity to jointly reflect on 2016 and collectively chart a path for improved joint working in 2017."

16 Jan 2017 description

MAPUTO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.

The contribution from UKaid will provide nutritional support over the next six months to approximately 60,000 people in the worst-affected provinces - Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Nampula, Tete, Sofala and Zambezia. The majority of those who will receive nutritional support are malnourished children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women.

11 Jan 2017 description

BAMAKO – Grâce à une étroite collaboration entre l’Union Européenne (UE) et les Gouvernements du Royaume-Uni et du Mali, le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a été en mesure de secourir plus d’un quart de million de Maliens en 2016.

Les cinq millions d’euros fournis par l’UE et le Gouvernement britannique, à travers l’Office d’aide humanitaire de la Commission Européenne (ECHO), ont ainsi permis de sauver des vies au nord et au centre du pays.

09 Jan 2017 description

NYALA/KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed senior UK officials to a new cash assistance programme in Nyala’s Otash Camp in South Darfur. The programme, funded by UK aid from the government of the United Kingdom, is currently providing unrestricted cash assistance to 75,000 displaced people, offering them choice and freedom to prioritize their needs.

The UK officials saw firsthand how vulnerable people in Otash Camp receive cash assistance from selected retailers using prepaid cards swiped against a Point of Service (POS) device.

06 Jan 2017 description

BAMAKO – Working closely with the European Union (EU), the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Government of Mali, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided emergency assistance to more than a quarter of a million needy people in Mali last year.

The EU and UK contributed EUR 5 million in 2016 through the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), which enabled WFP to implement life-saving programmes in northern and central Mali.

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

22 Dec 2016 description

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of £3 million (approximately US$3.7 million) from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of more than 164,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

20 Dec 2016 description

Clean water, food, medical care and blankets will help millions of Syrians, including those who have fled Aleppo

Britain will provide clean water, food, medical care and blankets to millions of Syrians, including those who have fled Aleppo, been caught up in the current fighting and displaced in neighbouring Jordan, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.

16 Dec 2016 description
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More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their next meal will come from

Comic Relief has today (Friday 16th December 2016) announced that it will give £250,000 to support organisations working to help starving people in war-torn Yemen, including children at severe risk of malnutrition.

10 Dec 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.

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.

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.

18 Oct 2016 description

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  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$414.4 million of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the beginning of 2016.

  • The UN-coordinated appeal for DRC requests US$690 million. It is currently 53% funded at US$365.2 million.

  • The US is currently the largest donor this year, having committed/contributed US$143.1 million.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

10 Oct 2016 description

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) today launched an online and mobile application to facilitate real-time management of disaster preparedness and response operations.

The Information Analysis and Management System (IAMS) application systemizes data collection and analysis of disasters. Thanks to DFID, the app was developed at a cost of US$110,000 as part of WFP's core activities to enhance disaster risk management and build people’s resilience to shocks in the Kyrgyz Republic.

05 Oct 2016 description

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the United Kingdom for recent contributions amounting to more than US$21 million to support WFP’s food assistance programmes in Uganda, noting that the funds are already making a difference for people in Karamoja and for refugees.

The UK government provided US$12.4 million for community-based projects and nutrition assistance in Karamoja, and US$9.2 million to help WFP provide lifesaving food assistance for refugees.