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01 Oct 2018 description

Abstract

A rapid review of the literature has found a selection of innovative WASH options available for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited spaces. Case study information was collated from African, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean countries. As requested, a number of experts were consulted for their opinion where there was a lack of project evaluations or grey literature.

17 Mar 2017 description
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Evidence Brief

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme (HEP) and carried out by a research team from the University of Sheffield, represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries

23 Jan 2012 description

Britain will supply more than four treatments every second for people in the developing world for the next four years as part of a global push to help eliminate infectious tropical diseases, International Development Minister Stephen O’Brien announced today.

British support is leading the way and will protect more than 140 million of the world’s poorest men, women and children from the agonising pain caused by these avoidable infections which deform, disable, blind and kill.

05 Oct 2011 description

Britain today announced it will provide major support to a new project that will make Guinea worm the second human disease to be eradicated in human history.

International Development Minister Stephen O’Brien said Britain will back a final push to wipe out the debilitating parasitic disease within this decade but insisted other donors provide much-needed additional funding.

The funding forms a vital part of the push from former US President Jimmy Carter to ensure Guinea worm is consigned to the history books alongside smallpox.

15 Jun 2011 description

Mitchell: Britain to lead more effective response to humanitarian disasters

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, today laid out how the Government will improve the way it responds to man-made and natural disasters to provide more effective help to people devastated by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and war.

The new proposals follow Lord Ashdown’s review of the UK’s humanitarian emergency response and include:

Better prepared countries

20 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

This report evaluates DFID's Humanitarian Assistance spending during the financial year 2009/10. The report does not include a breakdown of the UK contribution (13%) to the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) which spent €930 million on Humanitarian assistance during 2009. Excluding ECHO contributions, the report finds that DFID spent £428 million on humanitarian assistance during 2009/10 which was 6.3%% of the DFID programme.

31 Aug 2008 description

Africa Conflict and Humanitarian Unit (ACHU)

Summary of key findings

- Total spend in 2007/8 was =A3205m, a decline from =A3236m in 2006/7. However using adjusted figures the amount is broadly similar for both years. Both these years' spend was less than the exceptional 2005/6, when it peaked at =A3264m.

- Year on year trend: there has been a 10-15 % decline since the peak spend in 2005/6 of =A3264m.

- The top five recipient countries of DFID humanitarian aid are Sudan, DRC, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Somalia.

17 Feb 2006 description

Over 30 million people will need relief to meet their food needs in Africa in 2006.