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28 Aug 2015 description

KATHMANDU – British Minister of State for International Development Right Honourable Desmond Swayne today toured the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu that is managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The HSA was funded by the United Kingdom and allowed the free flow of humanitarian aid into Nepal immediately after the April earthquake.

28 Aug 2015 description

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.

21 Aug 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 £900 million 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.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.

07 Aug 2015 description

By KYAW HSU MON

RANGOON — Aid pledges for victims of Burma’s flooding emergency continued to pour in from overseas on Thursday, as water levels receded in the north of the country and downstream communities in the Irrawaddy Delta prepared for the worst.

The British government announced on Thursday that it would provide relief supplies and assist with recovery efforts. The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has provided nearly 50,000 people with high-energy food supplies and another 20,000 people with hygiene kits and supplies to treat unclean water.

21 Jul 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 £900 million 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.

20 Jul 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 £900 million 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.

03 Jul 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 £900 million 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.

24 Jun 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.

20 Jun 2015 description

International Development Secretary announces new £40 million UK humanitarian support for people affected by ongoing conflict.

Millions of people are at risk of starving to death by the end of the year if ongoing conflict creates a food crisis in Yemen, International Development Secretary Justine Greening warned today, as she announced new lifesaving UK assistance for the country.

16 Jun 2015 description

The UK has set out its support to South Sudan at the European Commission and United Nations’s high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in Geneva.

Speaking ahead of the high-level event, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

A year and a half into the conflict in South Sudan, further fighting has seen entire towns looted or burnt to the ground and more than two million people forced from their homes. We are deeply concerned about reports of serious abuses of human rights, including violence against girls and women.

16 Jun 2015 description

The UK has set out its support to South Sudan at the European Commission and United Nations’s high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in Geneva.

Speaking ahead of the high-level event, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

A year and a half into the conflict in South Sudan, further fighting has seen entire towns looted or burnt to the ground and more than two million people forced from their homes. We are deeply concerned about reports of serious abuses of human rights, including violence against girls and women.

05 Jun 2015 description

Baroness Verma, DFID’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, announced that we are unlocking £115 million of our £280 million matched funding today as part of the UK’s Nutrition for Growth commitment. By the second anniversary of the event, more than 50% of the UK’s matched funding commitment (£156 million) has been unlocked as a result of new investments made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Government of Canada.

04 Jun 2015 description

Justine Greening announces £20 million in new funding to help tens of thousands of the most vulnerable Iraqis, including women and girls.

The UK is stepping up support for families in Iraq that have been forced to flee their homes by ISIL fighting, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

The £20 million in new funding will provide tens of thousands of the most vulnerable Iraqis, including women and girls, with access to water, medicine, and food as well as cash assistance to buy essential supplies.

03 Jun 2015 description

Support will provide essential food, medical care and clean water.

The UK is providing food, medical care and clean water as part of a £9.25 million emergency package to help refugees fleeing Burundi into Tanzania, the UK’s International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

The announcement comes following a request for help by international aid agencies on the ground.

The UK’s £9.25 million package will help more than 46,000 Burundian refugees already in Tanzania by providing:

03 Jun 2015 description

Funding from Britain is providing food, clean water, sanitation and a major livelihoods programme.

Britain’s funding to Rakhine is helping to ensure over 126,000 displaced people have access to food, clean water and sanitation as well working to tackle gender based violence. In particular, it is providing support to pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under 5. In addition, the UK is supporting community dialogue and reconciliation and a major rural livelihoods programme in the region.

03 Jun 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

01 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

Uganda

  • Currently Uganda is receiving around 400 new arrivals daily. Many indicate that they fled violence perpetrated by the youth wing of the ruling party in Burundi. Others express fears the security situation could deteriorate further.

20 May 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.