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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.

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.

12 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.

12 May 2015 description

On 25 April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck an area between Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. The government of Nepal has requested international assistance and the UK government is responding. Thousands are in need of shelter, water and food. We are working to ensure survivors get the help they need.

Summary of UK humanitarian response

The UK’s humanitarian response now stands at more than £23 million and includes:

  • more than 60 search and rescue responders and medical experts to support the relief effort in Nepal

29 Apr 2015 description

Latest updates and summary of the UK's humanitarian repsonse to the Nepal earthquake.

On 25 April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck an area between Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. The government of Nepal has requested international assistance and the UK government is responding. Thousands are in need of shelter, water and food. We are working to ensure survivors get the help they need.

Summary of UK humanitarian response

The UK has released a £17.5 million package of emergency aid. This includes:

27 Apr 2015 description

Support will help those most affected by the conflict, by providing medical supplies, water, food and emergency shelter.

The UK Government will allocate £4 million to help meet emergency needs as a result of the current crisis in Yemen. This forms part of the UK’s commitment to provide £72 million to Yemen in 2015-16, including £11 million for humanitarian assistance.

This announcement brings the UK’s overall commitment to the UN 2015 Humanitarian Appeal for Yemen to £15 million.

26 Apr 2015 description

Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • Given the shallow depth of the earthquake, aftershocks are expected to continue for some time. Aftershocks are expected to cause further damage and debilitate already weak infrastructure.

  • The number of casualties is expected to increase into the thousands.

  • Kathmandu Valley (population: 2.5 million) is a densely populated area; many people live in buildings that cannot withstand a significant seismic event. 6.6 million people live within the affected areas.

21 Apr 2015 description

The UK has allocated £378 million to help people affected by the conflict in Syria, including in opposition held and contested areas. £182 million of this has been allocated to partners delivering aid across international borders (cross-border aid). Up to 50% of all UK assistance inside Syria this year will be delivered as cross border aid, targeted towards the 4.8 million people in hard to reach areas (UNOCHA 01.03.2015) which the UN estimate could be reached across borders.

15 Apr 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.

04 Apr 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.