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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.

15 Mar 2017 description

Since December 2013, South Sudan has been the scene of an on-going conflict between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to ex-vice president Riek Machar. In July 2016, armed fighting escalated and ethnic tensions rose drastically amid a sharply deteriorating food security situation, triggering an increasing number of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

15 Mar 2017 description

UK Government to match the first £5 million donated by the public to the Disasters Emergency Committee's new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

The UK Government will match pound for pound the first £5 million donated by the public to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

This new support will double the impact of the public’s own donations and ensure that charities working on the ground can reach even more people in need.

13 Mar 2017 description

Latest Evidence

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

EDUCATION AND VIOLENCE

05 Mar 2017 description

UK leads the charge by stepping up support and urges others to do the same before it is too late.

The International Development Secretary has set out a five point plan to deliver a more effective global response to the unprecedented number of crises the world currently faces.

Before last month, there had been only one certified famine globally since 2000. Parts of South Sudan are now in famine and in 2017 there is a credible risk of another three famines in Yemen, North East Nigeria and Somalia.

28 Feb 2017 description

International Development Minister James Wharton reaffirms UK support for refugees in Uganda as Africa’s largest refugee hosting nation.

During the week that famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan, Minister Wharton saw the life-saving impact of UK aid in Uganda when he visited a centre where refugees are registered and longer term refugee settlements near the border with South Sudan. Uganda now hosts over one million refugees, with the vast majority from South Sudan.

22 Feb 2017 description

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has today announced new packages of life-saving UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and issued a call to action to the international community to step up their support before it is too late.

21 Feb 2017 description

Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel and summary of how UK aid is already helping.

Following the declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan yesterday (Monday 20 February) – the first famine in the world for six years – there has been widespread media coverage including by the BBC, ITV, Sky, Guardian, Times, Financial Times and the Independent highlighting the worsening humanitarian crisis.

15 Feb 2017 description

International Development Minister James Wharton reinforces the UK’s commitment to the people of South Sudan suffering from severe drought and conflict, and reiterates urgent need for peace.

In the first visit by a UK Minister to South Sudan this year, Minister Wharton saw the life-changing impact of UK aid in Juba and Malakal.

25 Nov 2016 description

This paper seeks to provide an overview of the operational challenges and emerging good practices in negotiations on humanitarian access with non-state armed groups (NSAGs) during humanitarian responses in high-risk countries. It draws primarily on research conducted for Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE), a three-year research programme (2013–2016) exploring the question of how to deliver a high-quality humanitarian response amid high levels of insecurity.

25 Nov 2016 description

In contexts where humanitarian organisations and communities are exposed to violence and insecurity, there are significant challenges not only in ensuring access to assistance, but also in assessing its reach and effectiveness. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and donors, and allowing effective continuation of programmes amid insecurity.

19 Aug 2016 description

International Development Minister Rory Stewart offers thanks to humanitarian workers.

If you combine the number of people affected by conflict, natural disasters, disease and extreme poverty around the world they would form the tenth most populous country on earth.

The UK is a global leader in responding to humanitarian crises and today, on World Humanitarian Day (Friday 19 August), we pay tribute to the brave aid workers who risk their lives to help those caught up in conflict and disaster.

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.

20 Nov 2015 description

UK will help South Sudan avoid a famine as conflict, droughts and poor harvests have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

The UK will provide new support to help South Sudan avoid a famine as conflict, droughts and poor harvests have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, International Development Minister Grant Shapps has announced.

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.

16 Jun 2015 description

The UK has set out its support to South Sudan at the European Commission and United Nations’s high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in Geneva.

Speaking ahead of the high-level event, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

A year and a half into the conflict in South Sudan, further fighting has seen entire towns looted or burnt to the ground and more than two million people forced from their homes. We are deeply concerned about reports of serious abuses of human rights, including violence against girls and women.

16 Jun 2015 description

The UK has set out its support to South Sudan at the European Commission and United Nations’s high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in Geneva.

Speaking ahead of the high-level event, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

A year and a half into the conflict in South Sudan, further fighting has seen entire towns looted or burnt to the ground and more than two million people forced from their homes. We are deeply concerned about reports of serious abuses of human rights, including violence against girls and women.