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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

Key points

  • 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.

05 Oct 2016 description

DAR ES SALAAM – Thanks to a £1 million (US$1.3 million) contribution from Britain's Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed, in the short term, to avoid cutting rations destined for refugees in Tanzania.

WFP was about to cut rations in October for nearly a quarter of a million refugees, given its lack of funds for its refugee operations in Tanzania. Now – and for the time being at least – these operations can continue as normal.

22 Sep 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces additional support to the humanitarian crisis and pushes for new action on humanitarian efforts on the ground.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel co-hosted a high-level meeting on Yemen at the UN General Assembly (21 September) to secure urgent and concrete action on one of the worst and most forgotten humanitarian crises of our time.

22 Sep 2016 description

UK to provide food, shelter and water for those affected by Mosul operations.

The UK is stepping up humanitarian efforts in northern Iraq to put in place food, shelter and water ahead of a major Iraqi-led operation to retake Mosul city from Daesh forces, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.

Ms Patel urged the international community to follow Britain’s lead in preparing for the humanitarian situation that is likely to follow military operations, so that the people of Mosul are helped swiftly, effectively and safely.

19 Sep 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 3 million from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) for its cash and voucher assistance programme supporting conflict-affected communities in Sudan.

05 Sep 2016 description

International Development Minister James Wharton has returned from his first visit to Nigeria.

12 Aug 2016 description
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Syria Crisis Response Summary Data Sources and Methods1 - English version

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.

01 Aug 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 millions 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.

20 Jul 2016 description

£50 million of humanitarian support will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis suffering in the face of Daesh brutality are set to receive food, medicine and shelter, after a new package of UK aid was announced today by International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Speaking ahead of an Iraq pledging conference in Washington, Ms Patel confirmed that £50 million will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.

18 Jul 2016 description
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Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam

The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.

While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.

14 Jul 2016 description

Second Special Report

On 4 May 2016, the International Development Committee published its Fourth Report of Session 2015–16, Crisis in Yemen, HC 532. On 8 July 2016 the Committee received a memorandum from the Secretary of State for International Development which contains a response to the Report. The memorandum is published as an appendix to the Report.

Appendix: Government response

Introduction

06 Jul 2016 description
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Project code: OSRO/LEB/304/UK

Donor: United Kingdom

Contribution: USD 5 603 469

Implementation: 01/08/13 – 30/11/15

Target areas: Akkar, Bekaa, Baalbeck–Hermel, Mount Lebanon, Nabatiyeh, North and South.

Objective: To enhance food security conditions of the population affected by the ongoing crisis by protecting livestock assets and improving nutritional status, as well as to sustain the livelihoods of poor households including many hosting Syrian refugees.

06 Jun 2016 description

First Special Report

On 22 March 2016, the International Development Committee published its Third Report of Session 2015–16, UK aid: allocation of resources: interim report, HC 927. On 24 May the Committee received a memorandum from the Secretary of State for International Development which contains a response to the Report. The memorandum is published as an appendix to the Report.

Appendix: Government response

Introduction

25 May 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.