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Mali + 1 other
Goats and seed will help Mali through the crisis

When drought hits western Mali, people have difficulties to support for their families. 80 per cent of the households live off agriculture and the poorest residents have very little reserves. Sida supports efforts to give farmers an additional income and access to food, through the purchase of goats and seeds.

– I was very excited by this opportunity to increase my income and access to grains, as we have been without it for three months, explains Bougouri Keita, a widow and mother of two children, with a big smile.

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Uganda + 6 others
Western donors cut aid to Uganda in response to anti-gay law


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:00 PM
Author: Alex Whiting

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Western governments have announced cuts in aid to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.

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South Sudan + 3 others
250 million dollars raised in pledges for humanitarian assistance

Miraya FM

(Feb. 24, 2014) More than 250 million dollars has been raised so far in pledges for immediate humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in the country.

The United Nations Humanitarian coordinator, Toby Lanzer says the money has been pledged by the governments of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and other partners.

Lanzer is winding up an International trip, to raise much needed funding for humanitarian assistance.

The money is urgently needed by humanitarian groups to preposition aid and make preparations before the start of the rainy season in April.

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World + 1 other
Sweden Backs IOM Plan to Reduce Health Vulnerability of Migrants in East and Southern Africa

South Africa - IOM, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is launching a project aimed at reducing the health vulnerability of migrants and people affected by migration in East and Southern Africa.

The project, Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa Phase II (PHAMESA II), builds on the success of PHAMESA I and the Partnership on HIV and Mobility in Southern Africa (PHAMSA) implemented over the past decade.

International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 2 others
Sweden And Finland Give More Than US$8 million For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed contributions from Sweden and Finland of US$6.9 million (45,000,000 SEK) and US$ 1.3 million (€1,000,000) respectively to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya as well as the Kenyan host community.

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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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Yemen + 1 other
Swedish and UNDP signed a Cost Sharing Agreement to support Transitional Justice

The UNDP's Acting Resident Representative Mr. Mahamed Hassen and Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of MENA Unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed a Cost Sharing Agreement through which the SIDA will donate SEK 14,000,000 ($ 2,1 million, approximately) to support the Implementation of Transitional Justice Project in Yemen.

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Sweden + 1 other
Sweden struggles with surge in Syrian refugees

12/12/2013 04:12 GMT


SOEDERTAELJE, December 12, 2013 (AFP) - Sweden, as the only country to give Syrian refugees automatic residence, has struggled to house them and faces warnings of a coming surge in arrivals.

Josef Ariss and his mother Reina fled Aleppo in northern Syria three months ago when their family's clothing factory was flattened by shelling.

Although relieved to escape the violence, he is far from happy with the situation in Sweden -- living in cramped conditions with relatives, like many of his countrymen.

Agence France-Presse:

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Afghanistan + 2 others
The Programme for Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan (ELA)

The Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The Embassy of Sweden in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

KABUL, 8th December, 2013

The Government of Sweden today announced an agreement to extend their long term contribution to education in Afghanistan through the provision of US$9.3 million (about 500 million AFN) to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the Programme for Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan ELA

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Rubaya (Nord Kivu) : Les mines doivent participer au développement!

La consolidation de la paix dans la zone minière de Rubaya

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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Philippines + 20 others
Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Philippines + 1 other
Tuesday at lunchtime the first planeload of team members took off for the Philippines

Published: 2013-11-13 kl. 10:29

Along with its partners the MSB has sent equipment and personnel to the Philippines as support for the UN disaster aid operations. The team consists of experts in IT and satellite communications, and also medical and water treatment experts.

The field staff come from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, and Luxembourg. 21 team members in total, eight are from Sweden.

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Philippines + 1 other
Two more flights with disaster aid for the Philippines will take off on Wednesday evening

Published: 2013-11-13 kl. 13:37

The MSB is planning two more flights carrying disaster aid for the Philippines. The aircraft are being loaded with medical supplies from Doctors Without Borders, as well as emergency aid in the form of tents and basic hygiene items.

Right now two aircraft are being loaded at Örebro Airport with necessities and equipment for departure this evening. Destination is the island of Cebu in the Philippines.

The cargo includes equipment for the base camps and vehicles, as well as medical supplies from Doctors Without Borders.

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World + 27 others
Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013


A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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Philippines + 2 others
The first plane has departed!

The first flight to the Philippines has just departed and will stopover in Estonia to take on more equipment for the first base camp before it lands on Thursday in the Philippines.

Estonia and Sweden are cooperating on setting up the base camp on site. The second base camp, which is part of the IHP (International Humanitarian Partnership) support, will depart from Denmark in Tuesday morning. Tomorrow Tuesday, Swedish field staff that are going to support the relief organisations work will depart from Arlanda. They will land in the Philippines on Wednesday.

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Philippines + 6 others
The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan.