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UK makes £3m contribution to Syrian Recovery Fund

William Hague and Justine Greening announce a £3million boost to the Syria Recovery Trust Fund.

The Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for Development have announced a £3million boost to the Syria Recovery Trust Fund focusing on improving local communities’ access to healthcare, water, energy and food.

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UK to provide seeds and fishing kits to avoid starvation in South Sudan

Vital support to help farmers affected by conflict before the rainy season begins.

Britain will provide seeds and fishing kits to families in South Sudan to avert a possible hunger crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

This vital support will reach farmers before the rainy season begins at the end of April, after which they will be unable to sow their crops.

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New support to tackle dire food security situation in South Sudan

United Kingdom gives $13.7 million to FAO's emergency operations to help food producers in conflict-affected country

31 March, Juba/Rome - The Government of the United Kingdom has released $13.7 million in emergency funding to FAO to help conflict-affected families in South Sudan restore their agriculture-based livelihoods and stave off an increasingly alarming food security situation.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis

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.

The results below for ‘Support Inside Syria’ and for ‘Support to the Region’ describe £541 million of UK humanitarian aid already allocated to partners responding to the crisis.

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New UK support for Syria

UK allocates over £36 million to organisations working inside Syria and across the region

The UK has today allocated over £36 million in funding to organisations working inside Syria and across the region. This includes:

Support for girls and women (£5.95 million).

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UK Aid Syria Response - 11th March 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.

The results below for ‘Support Inside Syria’ and for ‘Support to the Region’ describe £506 million of UK humanitarian aid already allocated to partners responding to the crisis.

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UK Aid Syria Response - 18th February 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.

The results below for ‘Support Inside Syria’ and for ‘Support to the Region’ describe £506 million of UK humanitarian aid already allocated to partners responding to the crisis.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, 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.

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Overview: UK response - Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (as of 14 January 2014)

Highlights – UK response:

The UK has provided over £75m humanitarian funding to the Philippines for typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, reaching over 800,000 people.

  • DFID logistics operations ended and military assets were withdrawn by mid-December 2013. A team of 9 humanitarian experts is present on the ground (in Manila, Tacloban and Roxas) to further programme and monitor DFID funding.

  • DFID has seconded or funded 15 experts into the UN agencies and IFRC.

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Typhoon Haiyan: Latest updates on UK aid (as of 17 January 2014)

How the UK is helping people devastated by the super typhoon that hit the Philippines.

The UK is providing urgent humanitarian support for up to 800,000 people in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Thousands of people in remote communities have lost their homes and everything they own. They are completely exposed to the elements.

Infographic: See how UK aid is helping

How UK aid is helping

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UK Aid Syria Response - 13th January 2014

How the UK is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries - and how you can help.

The crisis in Syria is gravely concerning. Hundreds of people are being killed or wounded every day and millions have been forced to flee.

Video: See how UK aid is helping Syrians who have fled the fighting

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Development Secretary meets UK Somalis in Ealing

Justine Greening met with members of the UK's Somali community in London to discuss Britain’s aid and development programmes across Somalia.

Ms. Greening set out the UK government’s plan to create a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Somalia after years of conflict. She also set out different government departments are working to enable remittance payments to continue to flow in to the country.

Justine Greening said:

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UK Aid Syria Response - 7th January 2014

As conflict continues to in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance.
The UK has committed £500 million to provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

The results below for ‘Support Inside Syria’ and for ‘Support to the Region’ describe £470.1 million of UK humanitarian aid already allocated to partners responding to the crisis.

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UK provides essential healthcare for Syrian refugees

UK allocates £16 million to support healthcare services for Syrian refugees.

Britain will provide mobile clinics, healthcare and emergency surgery for up to 120,000 Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

The new £16 million package will include specialist mental healthcare for people traumatised by the fighting, assistance for disabled refugees and mobile clinics to get aid to for families spread across Jordan and Lebanon.

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Major boost for Zimbabwe’s sustainable agricultural development and food security efforts

FAO and DFID agree on a 4-year, $48 million project on climate-smart agriculture, training, market access and inclusive financing

20 December 2013, Harare/Rome -The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and FAO have agreed on a four-year initiative to support Zimbabwe's efforts to address the root causes of poverty and food insecurity, and build resilience against climate change.

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Further UK support for Syrians hit by winter storms

A further £30 million from the UK will help people in Syria and in Lebanon cope with the impact of winter in the region.

The UK will provide a further £30 million to help Syrians caught up in the ongoing crisis cope with the winter storms and plummeting temperatures that are sweeping the region, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis

As conflict continues to rage in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance.
The UK has committed £500 million to provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

The results below for ‘Support Inside Syria’ and for ‘Support to the Region’ describe £423.1 million of UK humanitarian aid already allocated to partners responding to the crisis.

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Syrian children face third winter of misery, warns Greening

UK allocates funding to help hundreds of thousands of Syrians, especially children, cope with the onset of winter.

Millions of Syrian children face their worst winter yet as worsening weather and crowded refugee camps create the ideal conditions for the spread of life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia, International Development Secretary Justine Greening warned today.

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UK Provides Food And Cash For Malawi’s Vulnerable Families During Lean Season

LILONGWE – The United Kingdom has contributed US$22 million (MWK 8.4 billion) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malawian families who are unable to meet their basic food needs. This contribution will enable WFP to provide food assistance to some 910,000 people for several months of the ‘lean season’, between now and March when the next harvest is due.