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- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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Rory Stewart visits Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan on first trip to the region since becoming International Development Minister.
Rory Stewart visited Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan on his first trip to the region since becoming International Development Minister to see how UK support is helping to build more peaceful, prosperous, safer and healthier countries, which is also in Britain’s interest.
DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño
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El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.
The UK’s Gross Public Expenditure on Development (GPEX) amounted to £9,007m in 2010/11. The DFID aid programme accounted for £7,689m (85%) of this expenditure.
GPEX increased to £9,007m in 2010/11 from £7,767m in 2009/10. This represents an increase of £1,240m (16%).
Excluding debt relief, GPEX totalled £8,829m in 2010/11; this represents an increase of £1,161m (15%) over the 2009/10 total of £7,668m.
The Secretary of State for International Development (Mr. Hilary Benn): I would like to update the House on the United Kingdom's response to the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that has taken some 290,000 lives. All members of the House will wish to express once more their sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and to all those who have suffered injury and continue to suffer in the aftermath of this disaster, both here in the UK and in the region.
as at 14.00 hrs 06 January 2005
AT A GLANCE
The top issue for Aceh remains the lack of assessments. The picture of overall humanitarian needs on the ground is still very confused and unclear.
Throughout the affected region, there is a sense of the relief operation being driven more by funding than by need.
as at 14.00 hrs 05 January 2005
AT A GLANCE
In Indonesia, more relief being distributed, but very localised and patchy. Aid not yet matched to a comprehensive analysis of need. Coordination and capacity of the UN still weak.
as at 14.00 hrs 04 January 2005
The sitrep covers the period since 19.00 Tuesday 3 January, plus a roundup of key statistics and DFID action since the start of the crisis.
AT A GLANCE
For Indonesia, a growing realisation that we could be facing a much greater number of displaced than are currently recorded.
as at 19.00 hrs 03 January 2005
AT A GLANCE
- With relief arriving in increasing quantities, top priorities are to:
- Get coordination mechanisms fully operational.
- Complete assessments, particularly in Aceh and Sri Lanka.
- Unblock logistic bottlenecks.
- Ensure the right key personnel are in place.
- Aftershock earthquakes continue - registering 5.9 on Richter scale on 1 and 2 January.
- UN requests UK to provide more aircraft for strategic airlifting.
- DFID urgently seeking clearer picture of impact on west coast of …
as at 19.00 hrs 02 January 2005
Note: Updated status reports on each country, and on action taken by selected organisations, are maintained by the CHAD Operations Room and are available on request. The sitrep now covers the past 24 hours, plus a roundup of key statistics and DFID action since the start of the crisis.
AT A GLANCE
- In Aceh, assessments still incomplete. Coordination improving but still very weak. Aid arriving in Aceh.
as at 19.00 hrs 01 January 2005
Note: Updated status reports on each country, and on action taken by selected organisations, are maintained by the CHAD Operations Room and are available on request.
07.00 hrs 31 December 2004
as at 19.00 hrs 31 December 2004
This report covers key issues, developments, DFID responses to date, planned responses and UN and Red Cross/Crescent actions.
- A key DFID objective at this stage is to provide capacity for the UN to become fully operational. Aceh is assessed to be a particularly urgent need in this respect. Ms Wahlstrom, UN Special Coordinator for the crisis, has called for military support to provide infrastructure necessary for UN teams to operate.
- DFID received 40 concept notes from humanitarian agencies by today's deadline.
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for International Development, today offered to assist the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in transporting any items purchased from the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal to affected people in Asia.
07.00 hrs 30 December 2004
- Hilary Benn, Secretary of State yesterday announced an initial £15 million for immediate humanitarian response in the region.
- The US is dispatching a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the Maritime pre-position squadron from Guam to the area to help with relief efforts. The US, in conjunction with Japan, India and Australia are looking to build and international coalition for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery.
The UK government today announced a further £35 million to help the victims of the Asian earthquake that struck on Boxing Day. This brings the UK's total contribution to £50 million, making the UK the largest bilateral donor to the relief effort.
International Development Secretary Hilary Benn today said:
"We have looked at the initial assessments from our teams on the ground. We have also received financial appeals from the Red Cross, the UN and from a large number of UK aid agencies.
06.00 hrs 29 December 2004
- The Government of Indonesia has declared a national disaster but has not called for international assistance. Increased access to affected regions approved, assessments underway.
- The Government of the Maldives has declared a national disaster and has requested international assistance "for environmental disaster".
- The Government of Sri Lanka has declared a national disaster and has requested international assistance.
19:00 hrs 29 December 2004
- Secretary of State announces an initial £15 million for immediate humanitarian response in the region.
- The US is dispatching a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, and the Maritime pre-position squadron from Guam to the area to help with relief efforts. The US, in conjunction with Japan, India and Australia are looking to build an international coalition for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery.