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Ukraine + 1 other
Sweden to provide SEK 35 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

The Government decided today to provide SEK 35 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. This will go to food, medicine, blankets, etc.

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Iraq + 1 other
MSB sends support to the humanitarian operation in Iraq

(Translated by Google translate) The Swedish government has decided to provide an additional 50 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq. Following a request from the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) and ERCC (EU Disaster), the MSB is already an assessment team on site to ensure that the Swedish support is well coordinated and adapted to needs.

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Somalia + 1 other
Sweden Supports Somali Media

The media is expected to play an important role in the democratization process in Somalia, but faces huge obstacles. Sida is therefore allocating 49 million SEK (7 million USD) to a four year programme aimed at strengthening Somali media.

"What news do you have?" is a common greeting in Somalia, a country of avid news consumers. Obtaining accurate information has always been crucial for survival in this largely pastoralist and nomadic society.

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Uganda + 1 other
SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018. Sweden's total support is estimated at SEK 1.35 billion (approx. 200 MUSD).

The aim is to improve child and maternal health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, sustainable growth and employment. The Government also wants to help strengthen respect for human rights.

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World + 7 others
Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity

UNHCR urges Europe to do more for Syrian refugees

UNHCR today calls on European countries to strengthen their response to the Syrian crisis. In a new report Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity UNHCR is urging states to ensure access to territory, including fair and efficient asylum procedures, to provide adequate reception conditions and to actively adopt other measures which can provide protection and safety for refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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World + 10 others
FRONTEX Annual Risk Analysis 2014

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European Union

FRONTEX PUBLISHES ANNUAL RISK ANALYSIS 2014

Detections of illegal border crossing at the EU external borders increased sharply in 2013, rising to over 107,000 from 75,000 in 2012, with Syrians, Eritreans and Afghans being the most commonly detected nationalities.

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World + 14 others
Peacebuilding Fund Receives Commitment of $73 Million for this Year

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The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund expects to receive $73 million in contributions this year, after more than 20 donors earlier reaffirmed multi-year commitments and made new pledges at the fourth annual High-level Stakeholders Meeting of the Fund, held in New York today.

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World + 5 others
World Refugee Day: more people being offered protection in the EU

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European Union

Every year conflicts, persecution and natural disasters force millions of children, women and men to flee their homes in search of safety. Some look for refuge in EU. Last year alone member states offered protection to 135,700 asylum seekers, nearly half of which were given refugee status. In honour of World Refugee Day on 20 June, we take a look at what the Parliament and the EU are doing to help.

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Le PAM apprécie la réponse des donateurs à l'appel des victimes de la faim en RDC

KINSHASA – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) tient à remercier les donateurs qui ont récemment mobilisé plus de 48 millions de dollars américains pour l’assistance alimentaire en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ces fonds proviennent de la Banque africaine pour le développement, la France, l’Irlande, le Japon, l’Arabie Saoudite, la Corée du Sud, la Suède, la Suisse, la Turquie, et les Etats-Unis.

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Donors respond to plea on behalf of hungry vulnerable families in DR Congo

KINSHASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions of more than US$48 million for food assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The contributions were from by the African Development Bank, France, Ireland, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America.

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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

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AlertNet

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.

Read the full article.

AlertNet:



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

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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.

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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.