Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
BEIRUT, 26th January 2015 – Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Ms. Isabella Lövin announced additional assistance to Lebanon following her visit to the country. The Minister visited several humanitarian programme sites benefitting displaced Syrian children and vulnerable Lebanese children.
Two donor partners have provided funding for the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) work in support of Myanmar’s democratic reforms.
The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) has provided 30 million Swedish Kroner (USD $4.1 million) to support UNDP’ s work in local governance and democratic governance.
The United Kingdom through its Department for International Development (DFID) has provided 2 million pound sterling (USD $3.2 million) to support UNDP’s work in the area of democratic governance.
La Suède vient d’apporter la première contribution à un panier commun mis en place par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), qui servira à organiser les élections communales maliennes de 2015.
Cette contribution de US 6 millions de dollars coïncide avec la fin des travaux de recensement lancés en octobre dernier.
Beirut, 16 December 2014 (Communication and Information Unit)--
On 11 December 2014, ESCWA and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) launched of a four-year project to bolster food and water security in the Arab region. SIDA has donated USD 2.7 million while the contribution of ESCWA will amount to USD 0.8 million.
A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".
For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has contributed nearly five million USD to UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression Section. With these funds the Organization will implement a global project to enable freedom of expression, freedom of information and press freedom, both online and off-line. The main pillars of the project will be enabling a safe working environment for journalist, improving professional and ethical standards of media professionals, and enhancing society’s media and information literacy.
Victims, the floor is yours!
With UNHCR’s help their voices are heard in the peace process
When the cylinder bomb went off, 120 men, women and children were hiding in a church in Bojayá (Chocó department).
Gaza, 03 December 2014 – The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People announced a USD 3.4 million contribution to fund cash assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip.
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El Programa Mundial de Alimentos –PMA-, en coordinación con instituciones de Gobierno ONGs y agencias de Naciones Unidas, realizó una evaluación de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en emergencia (ESAE).
1.2 millones de personas en municipios adicionales (no contemplados en evaluación de Gobierno) afectados de las zonas de Oriente y Occidente podrían estar en inseguridad alimentaria moderada o severa según la ESAE.
• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.
• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.
• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.
• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has granted NRC an additional SEK 17.4 million to help refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq and Djibouti.
The generous additional grants are part of the Humanitarian Agreement between Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and NRC on support for refugees and internally displaced persons. Sida is one of NRCs main partners, supporting operations in 18 of the 25 countries NRC where operates. The additional emergency funds are given to projects in Iraq and Djibouti.
PHNOM PENH – Sweden granted 28,000,000 Swedish Krona (approx. US$3.8 million) on Friday to support an initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Programme to help Cambodia improve its capacity to respond to climate change impacts on its development.
Ms. Anna Maj Hultgård, Swedish Ambassador, and Ms. Setsuko Yamazaki, Country Director of UNDP in Cambodia, inked the grant agreement formally extending the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) into a second phase, which will run through 2019.
Jerusalem, 12 November 2014 – His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah witnessed the signature of a USD 3.2 million agreement with the Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People to begin the removal of rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip.
H.E. Al Hamdallah highlighted that the project is a positive step that paves the way for Gaza’s reconstruction, particularly during the winter season and the harsh conditions the people are living in.
On 8th November 2013 the super typhoon Haiyan hit parts of the Philippines and caused major devastation. The MSB had staff on site after just a few days. A year later and the MSB is still active in the area.
About 15 million people, of which 6 million children were affected by Haiyan (aka Yolanda). More than 6,300 people were killed, about 30,000 were injured and about 4 million were made homeless. Haiyan's wind speeds when it hit land were the highest ever recorded. They also whipped up waves, similar to a tsunami.
Sweden has today recognised the State of Palestine. The Government considers that the international law criteria for the recognition of Palestine have been satisfied.
Sweden hopes that its decision will facilitate a peace agreement by making the parties less unequal, supporting the moderate Palestinian forces and contributing to hope at a time when tensions are increasing and no peace talks are taking place.
The Nordic foreign ministers today decided to provide early assistance to Ukraine in the field of humanitarian reconstruction and energy efficiency. The aid is to be made available for the affected and vulnerable regions of eastern and southern Ukraine.
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Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin will visit Berlin on 28 October to take part in an international conference on the refugee crisis resulting from the war in Syria.
The conference will focus on the refugee crisis in Syria's neighbouring countries.