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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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UK delivers tents for displaced families in northern Iraq

Britain has delivered hundreds of tents and supplies of high nutrition emergency food for displaced families in northern Iraq, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

Two Department for International Development-chartered Airbus cargo flights landed in Erbil today carrying 45 tonnes of “Plumpy’Doz” food from the World Food Programme (WFP) and 515 family-sized tents from DFID’s warehouse in Dubai.

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New UK aid supplies delivered to Iraq

The UK has delivered a fourth round of emergency assistance to northern Iraq following two further successful deliveries of UK aid overnight, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

Over four nights, the UK has successfully delivered a total of seven air drops of clean water, shelter and solar lamps with mobile phone chargers to help thousands of displaced Iraqi people.

Justine Greening said:

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International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced British support for charities operating in Iraq.

Britain will give £3 million to help Mercy Corps, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and Action Against Hunger provide food, medical supplies, water and sanitation to over 100,000 people across northern Iraq. The funding will be fast-tracked so the 4 charities can start using it immediately.

Justine Greening said:

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Extra £2 million in UK aid for the displaced of Gaza

New support to UN Relief and Works Agency will help nearly 8,000 families.

With more than a quarter of the entire population of Gaza now displaced, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced fresh support for those forced to flee their homes by the conflict.

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Extra UK aid to get food into Gaza

The UK has announced £3 million in new funding so the World Food Programme can get emergency food to more than 300,000 people in Gaza.

The UK is stepping up its humanitarian response to the Gaza crisis with an additional £3 million for the World Food Programme’s emergency appeal to help deal with food shortages, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

This £3 million boost will provide emergency food for more than 300,000 people for one month.

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New UK support for civilians caught up in Gaza violence

In response to continuing violence in Gaza, the UK is providing emergency support to help tens of thousands of Palestinians

The UK will provide more than £5 million in emergency support to help tens of thousands of people affected by the violence in Gaza.

This includes £2 million in new funding announced by Prime Minister David Cameron today for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) Flash Appeal. This will provide emergency assistance to more than 84,000 people who have been driven out of their homes.

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Envoy pledges Sh6bn growth plan for county

In Summary

  • British High Commissioner Christian Turner said the money would be disbursed over the next five years to boost food supply.

  • Britain would support 10,000 children in low-cost boarding schools to improve literacy.

The British Government will spend Sh6 billion on development projects in Turkana County.

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UK Aid: Syria response (8 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

KEY FACTS

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Greening pledges new UK help from Syrian border

UK pledged more than £46 million to ensure food, medical supplies and shelter reach areas where people are cut off and receiving little or no help in the country.

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Additional UK support for Iraqis in need

UK humanitarian support for Iraq now stands at £5 million.

The UK will provide an additional £2 million of emergency humanitarian relief to help tens of thousands of ordinary Iraqis in serious need, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today (18 June 2014).

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Edinburgh charity to help thousands in Senegal

CIFAL Scotland has received over £200,000 from the British Government to help thousands of people in Senegal fight malnutrition.

An Edinburgh sustainability charity has received over £200,000 from the British Government to help thousands of people in Senegal fight malnutrition and boost their incomes, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael announced in Edinburgh today.

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Featherstone: New British aid package for South Sudan

Britain announces £60 million to help those affected by one of the world's worst humanitarian crises

A new aid package for South Sudan will help hundreds of thousands of people caught in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, Lynne Featherstone will say in Oslo today.

At a major pledging conference hosted by the Norwegian government, the UK International Development Minister will announce £60 million to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by the violence in the world’s newest country.