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18 Nov 2015 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wednesday 11/18/2015 - 18:12 GMT

The bodies of two suspected migrants have been found in Britain in a wooden crate containing commercial boilers, police said Wednesday.

The crate left northern Italy and came into Britain on a ferry from Dunkirk in northern France to Dover on October 8.

06 Sep 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:47 GMT

By Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 16-year-old Alem fled his home country, Eritrea, in February of this year he never imagined he would be heading for a new life in Britain.

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05 Aug 2015 description

Lille, France | AFP | mercredi 05/08/2015 - 14:14 GMT

Quelque 350 tentatives d'intrusion de migrants voulant gagner l'Angleterre ont été enregistrées dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi sur le site Eurotunnel près de Calais (France), bien moins qu'en début de semaine, a-t-on appris de source policière.

Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, 600 tentatives d'intrusion avaient été enregistrées, et la veille 1.700, après deux nuits plutôt calmes dues à la diminution du trafic le weekend.

28 Jul 2015 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 18:06 GMT

About 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais overnight in a desperate bid to reach England through the Channel tunnel, a spokesman said Tuesday.

"It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half," said the spokesman for Eurotunnel, which is battling often deadly efforts by migrants to smuggle into Britain.

14 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By William James

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - Britain plans to create a 'secure zone' at the French port of Calais to protect lorries heading for England from migrants trying to enter the country illegally, interior minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

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20 May 2015 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wednesday 5/20/2015 - 03:46 GMT

by Alice RITCHIE

After braving the leaky boats of the Mediterranean, many migrants to Europe make another dangerous crossing, risking their lives hidden inside or under the wheels of lorries to try to reach Britain.

Meron, an Eritrean refugee, was just 15 when he spent a fortnight last September in the French port of Calais waiting to cross over to Dover.

11 Apr 2014 description

Prioritise disability in development work, warn MPs

MPs say development goals will remain out of reach unless DFID urgently steps up its work on disability.

04 Apr 2014 description

ICAI publishes report on How DFID Learns.

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report on ‘How the Department for International Development (DFID) Learns’. Building on learning and applying what works in practice is essential if UK aid is to achieve maximum impact and value for money. In producing this report ICAI has been able to draw on the body of its 31 reports to date.

03 Apr 2014 description
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Author: Astrid Zweynert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain became the first of the world’s richest large nations to hit an internationally agreed target -- spending 0.7 percent of national income on development aid.

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22 May 2012 description

Govt urged to commit funds to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

NEW REPORT: DFID’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

MPs on the International Development Committee are urging the UK to increase funding to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria—the international financing mechanism set up ten years ago by donor countries which has helped save millions of lives in developing countries.

20 Jan 2012 description

Private philanthropy is improving the lives of some of the world’s poorest people, but the Department for International Development (DFID) must do more to engage private foundations in coordinated global efforts to improve the effectiveness of aid.

19 Jul 2011 description

The Government has today published a new strategy outlining how the UK will help to stop serious conflict from taking hold in unstable countries.

When violent conflict breaks out, the costs to the country and the international community are enormous. Lives are lost, people are displaced and trade links are cut. Schools shut down, hospitals are destroyed and businesses cannot operate. For these reasons, war is often termed 'development in reverse'.

10 Jun 2011 description

UK to prevent half a million HIV infections among women in Africa

Stephen O'Brien is today announcing that the UK will help reduce new HIV infections by at least half a million among women in Africa over the next four years.

At an international meeting on AIDS in New York, O’Brien outlined the UK’s plans to tackle HIV which has claimed over 30 million lives.