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12 Sep 2016 description

Floods cause more damage worldwide than any other natural disaster. Sida's partner Global Resilience Partnership, works to promote new solutions that build resilience to floods before they strike, as opposed to the work today where most of the work is done after a disaster has occurred.

18 Nov 2013 description

DARA, in cooperation with Indevelop and GRM International, carried out a study on value for money in the humanitarian sector for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and one of its long-standing partners in contexts strained by armed conflicts, the International Committee …

08 Feb 2013 description

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) encourages companies in the private sector to compete for investment support for new and innovative business ideas within agribusiness, renewable energy and climate change technologies. The fund has influenced the lives of over three million people in a positive way.

AECF is a 200 million dollar private sector fund started by the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and is partially funded by Sida. They are focusing on financial projects, through grants and interest free loans, which will have a broad development impact on the rural poor.

29 Jan 2007 description

Sida has approved the Swedish Mission Council to spend SEK 437 000 from their rapid response fund for prevention of malaria and cholera in areas in Kenya affected by floods.

The cooperation partner International Aid Services Sweden are planning to assist with blankets, jerricans for water, kitchen utensiles, water purification, sanitation (latrines), mosquito nets, canvas shelter and treatment of of stationary water.

15 Jan 2007 description

The Horn of Africa (Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia) has been affected by the worst flooding in many years and Somalia is currently the most affected country in the region.

The floods are the latest in a long series of disasters in a country which has been plagued by sixteen years of civil war, absence of an effective central government, basic infrastructure or social services, and a severe drought last year.

The UN Somalia 2006 Flood Response Plan was launched on December 6, 2006, and is based on preliminary reports from nine cluster groups.

15 Jan 2007 description

Sida has approved The Swedish Pentecostal Mission Relief and Development Cooperation Agency (PMU) Inter Life to spend SEK 1 000 000 from their rapid responce fund for people affected by floods in the Kwale-region in Kenya, in cooperation with Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya (FPFK).

In the first step FPFK will focus on providing emergency relief to 3 000 families for a three-month period. This will include mosquito nets, waterpurification tablets, household items, bedding and clothing.

27 Feb 2003 description

Sida has just decided to allocate nearly EUR 49,1 million for disaster measures in reply to the United Nation's annual requests for aid regarding different countries and regions.