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27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

26 Jan 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 allocated over £1.1 billion since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

25 Jan 2016 description

UK provides essential medical supplies, food assistance and thermal blankets as humanitarian crisis worsens

A new £10 million emergency support package will provide much needed help for Yemenis caught in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

22 Jan 2016 description

New support will help 27,000 children and babies who have fled fighting in Syria - support for migration crisis now exceeds £50m.

Britain will provide £30million in new funding to help the most vulnerable people – including children and infants - arriving in Europe and fleeing the Syrian conflict, the International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

14 Jan 2016 description
report British Red Cross

Record number of UK asylum seekers destitute

More than 9,000 asylum seekers were left destitute last year, according to new figures from the British Red Cross.

The charity has seen a 15 per cent increase in the number of asylum seekers using its services, who do not have adequate access to food, accommodation and healthcare.

13 Jan 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 allocated over £1.1 billion since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

05 Jan 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 allocated over £1.1 billion since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

23 Dec 2015 description

New humanitarian support from Britain will help millions of people facing a severe and escalating food crisis in Ethiopia.

Ongoing drought has left 18 million Ethiopians in urgent need of relief. Crop failure and the death of livestock have led to widespread food shortages. Many children face the risk of malnutrition and a lack of clean water is increasing the threat of disease.

The UN and Government of Ethiopia have launched an appeal for an additional £923 million for the response.

21 Dec 2015 description

Supports ongoing and future work on food security, climate adaptation, forests

21 December 2015, Rome -- The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DfID) and FAO are strengthening their partnership with a new agreement that will benefit future collaborations on a multitude of fronts.

11 Dec 2015 description

Ongoing drought has left Ethiopia facing a severe food crisis with millions in urgent need of emergency food aid and children facing malnutrition, International Development Minister Nick Hurd has warned.

The Government of Ethiopia and UN estimate that 10.2 million people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance and have launched an appeal for an additional $1.4 billion (£923 million) for the response. A further 7.9 million will need support under Ethiopia’s safety nets programme – bringing the total number of people in need of relief to more than 18 million.

07 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

KAMPALA, 07 December, 2015 – The UK Government through its international development agency, The Department for International Development (DFID), has provided one million pounds (about five billion Uganda Shillings) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support its emergency preparedness and response to children affected by the ongoing El Nino in Uganda.

01 Dec 2015 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today three generous contributions totalling GB£17.5 million (approximately US$26.5 million) from UK aid through the government of the United Kingdom to support WFP operations in Sudan.

The three contributions will help WFP assist South Sudanese people who have fled to Sudan, WFP’s cash and food vouchers programme in Darfur and the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).

20 Nov 2015 description

UK will help South Sudan avoid a famine as conflict, droughts and poor harvests have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

The UK will provide new support to help South Sudan avoid a famine as conflict, droughts and poor harvests have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, International Development Minister Grant Shapps has announced.

13 Nov 2015 description

Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.

The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.

02 Nov 2015 description

New support will provide emergency supplies for refugees and migrants in Europe.

Tens of thousands of people who have made the dangerous journey to the Western Balkans will receive immediate, lifesaving humanitarian assistance with new funding from the UK, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

A £5 million funding package is being released to the Start Network – a group of humanitarian organisations responding to emergencies.

30 Oct 2015 description
report ActionAid

Refugees and migrants are often seen as a threat from people in 'receiving' countries. A threat to their way of life or culture, to their national security and stability​ or simply to their prosperity. Projects like Mazí Mas tell us a completely different story. A story about inspiring women, cultural integration and delicious food.

30 Oct 2015 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 allocated over £1.1 billion since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

19 Oct 2015 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 allocated over £1.1 billion since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region. In addition, £9.5 million from the UK Conflict,

02 Oct 2015 description

A new package of support from the UK will help hundreds of thousands of the poorest people in Malawi survive a looming food crisis, including children facing malnutrition.

As one of the leading humanitarian donors to Malawi, Britain is acting swiftly to respond to the country’s international appeal for emergency aid by providing £10 million to support their response plan.

29 Sep 2015 description

International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announces £20 million in life-saving new UK aid funding during visit to Iraq.

The UK will provide new life-saving support to tens of thousands of Iraqis forced to flee their homes by the brutal rise of ISIL, International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announced today.