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24 Sep 2018 description

Question

What are the general lessons from peace agreements that illustrate why peace agreements may or may not work? What are the favourable conditions for a successful power sharing agreement? Issues of interest include 'do no harm' principles, secondary benefits, how to incentivise elite actors.

1. Overview

09 Aug 2018 description

Summary

More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth (UNFPA, 2018, p. 3). In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017). This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.

12 Jul 2018 description

NEW INQUIRIES

  • Forced displacement in Africa
  • UK Aid for combating Climate Change

On launching two new inquiries, the Chair of the Committee, Stephen Twigg MP, said:

"As a member of the UN, the UK has signed up to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we launch two distinct inquiries which relate directly to the UK's contributions to how refugees are provided for and to our responsibilities on climate change.

06 Jul 2018 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.

09 May 2018 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

ENGAGING MEN AS FATHERS

The impact of engaging fathers on Intimate Partner Violence:

03 Apr 2018 description

To mark International Mine Awareness Day, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announces new support to clear landmines

Published 4 April 2018

The UK will help to save an extra 50,000 vulnerable people from the threat of landmines worldwide, as more children than ever die as a result of these “cruel, indiscriminate killers”, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.

29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

27 Dec 2017 description

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next two years.

WFP and DFID have signed a multi-year funding arrangement that will enable WFP to continue to support internally displaced people in Darfur who have not had regular access to food for many years. DFID support will also provide WFP food assistance to refugees from South Sudan who reside in Sudan.

20 Dec 2017 description
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A contribution from the United Kingdom to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund helps keep the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in operation and helps meet the needs of people affected by conflict, disease outbreaks and refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan.

Khartoum, 20 December 2017. A new £31.5 million multi-year contribution from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is helping the humanitarian community in Sudan provide life-saving support to millions in need of assistance.

18 Dec 2017 description

On International Migrants Day, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt sets out how UK aid will help tackle root causes driving people to migrate.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt today sets out how UK aid will help tackle the root causes driving people to migrate. This includes a lack of job opportunities, conflict and instability at a time when 65 million people around the world have been driven from their homes – more than the entire population of the UK.

14 Dec 2017 description

UK government announces £52 million humanitarian package for the people of South Sudan as peace talks begin.

From: Department for International Development and Rory Stewart OBE MP

Minister for Africa Rory Stewart has announced an additional £52 million humanitarian package to help the communities – including refugees and internally displaced people – impacted by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

07 Nov 2017 description

Question

  1. When and where have emergency wastewater treatment plants been developed in rapid mass displacement situations and situations of limited space/access?

  2. What models were used, and what were the implications in terms of performance and cost?

Summary

22 Aug 2017 description

Mr. Jaffar Adam lives in Abu Shouk in North Darfur, Sudan. He is responsible for supporting a large extended family. For the past six years, the water pipe near him has not been working, which meant that he had to buy water from water trucks and donkey vendors. This cost 350SDG (approximately $52) per month; a huge expense for the family. In addition, the water was poor quality, with high levels of impurities, because it came from private boreholes which are often poorly maintained. “The water was too salty to drink as it is”, said Mr. Adam.

19 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

The last decade has seen major growth in humanitarian need, putting the international humanitarian system under pressure and stretching donor resources. Within this context, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) introduced multiyear humanitarian funding (MYHF) for protracted conflicts in 2014. This recognised the long-term nature of many of the top recipients of humanitarian aid, as well as the complexity of the contexts in which they were operating.

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

03 Feb 2017 description

PM announces new package of UK aid to provide desperately needed assistance to refugees and migrants.

The UK is helping migrants return home rather than risk their lives continuing perilous journeys to Europe, and protecting men, women and children in danger of trafficking and sexual violence, Prime Minister Theresa May announced today.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

13 Nov 2015 description

Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.

The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

27 Jan 2015 description

The UK will provide further life-saving food, water and support for families forced from their homes by recent fighting in Sudan.

Britain will contribute a further £7 million to the UN’s Common Humanitarian Fund appeal for Sudan, International Development Minster Baroness Northover announced today during a visit to Khartoum.

The ongoing conflict has forced more people from their homes than at any time since 2003 and seven million people are now expected to need emergency assistance this year.