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12 Sep 2018 description
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Baghdad, September 12, 2018 – The World Bank Group and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) signed today a US$500,000 (£400,000) grant agreement to support Iraq’s efforts to strengthen social protection systems, working closely with its Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

12 Sep 2018 description
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Availability of essential medicines is key in order to ensure access and utilization of PHC facilities by population. WHO in collaboration with MOH in Libya has been able to successfully complete the distribution process of first batch of essential medicines to six selected Primary Health Care (PHC) Centers which are located in the East, West and South Regions of Libya. The kits contain wide variety of medications including medicines which are used to treat non- communicable disease at PHC level.

12 Sep 2018 description

Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey

11 Sep 2018 description

In response to the call for submissions for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s inquiry on Human Rights Work, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) provided written evidence on supporting the Rights of Victims from the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The written evidence can be seen here.

11 Sep 2018 description

In response to the call for submissions for the Defence Committee’s inquiry into UK Military Operations in Mosul and Raqqa, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) provided written evidence on the civilian harm recorded from these operations.

The written evidence can be seen here.

06 Sep 2018 description

New research published into experiences of newly recognised Eritrean refugees

Today the Refugee Council, UNHCR and Scottish Refugee Council launch new research into the plight of Eritrean refugees when they are first granted refugee status in the UK.

05 Sep 2018 description

Pioneering technology will help eliminate landmines across Africa and Asia helping the world’s most vulnerable communities access safe land.

New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.

Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.

04 Sep 2018 description

Minister for the Middle East announces new support to help UNRWA to continue delivering healthcare and education to Palestinians.

The UK will step up its support to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to help ensure vulnerable Palestinians are able to continue accessing vital healthcare and education services, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has announced.

The UN agency, which is facing severe financial pressure at a time of unprecedented demand, is a lifeline for millions of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East.

30 Aug 2018 description

Transformative UK aid projects will protect the agricultural sector and small-scale farmers across the continent

From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

  • UK support will help tackle killer cattle diseases and grow smaller scale farms into major commercial operations

30 Aug 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

No room for Prejudiced Asylum Officers

Boris Dittrich
Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program

The process of seeking asylum is difficult for anyone, but sexual and gender minorities fleeing persecution in their home countries can be particularly vulnerable, as two recent decisions by Austrian asylum officers show.

24 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

54,937 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

19,303 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

871 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

USD 85 M required for 2018

24 Aug 2018 description

One year on from the devastating man-made crisis which saw the mass exodus of 700,000 people from Burma to Bangladesh the UK is calling on the international community to provide long-term support

UK calls on the international community to prioritise long-term support for the Rohingya people on the anniversary of the crisis

23 Aug 2018 description

A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome.

Negotiations are progressing well and both we and the EU continue to work hard to seek a positive deal. However, it’s our duty as a responsible government to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until we can be certain of the outcome of those negotiations.

23 Aug 2018 description

The International Development Secretary makes a commitment to protect Britain’s world class aid organisations in the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without agreeing a deal with the EU.

The International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has today (Thursday 23 August) made a commitment to stand by and protect Britain’s world class aid organisations in the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without agreeing a deal with the EU.

23 Aug 2018 description
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As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.71 billion2 since 2012. This includes DFID allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Almost three million people living in some of the most remote and dangerous areas of the world will be receiving meat as part of Islamic Relief’s Qurbani distributions, during the Eid Festival.

The international humanitarian and development organisation is distributing quality Qurbani meat in 35 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, during Eid al-Adha, which this year is celebrated between 21-23 August.

16 Aug 2018 description

The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria

The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria amid warnings that more than 2.9 million people in Idlib and surrounding areas are at risk of deadly attacks by the Asad regime and its backers.

16 Aug 2018 description

At 30 June 2018, there were 1347 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1108 in immigration detention on the mainland and 239 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,4 20 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

14 Aug 2018 description

Government continues peace and reconciliation process to return IDPs in Gedeo and Guji zones