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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.

31 May 2011 description

The Prime Minister today announced further UK support for economic and political reform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

09 Mar 2011 description

The British Government will fund the International Committee of the Red Cross, enabling them to provide three medical teams to treat and provide medical supplies to 3000 people affected by the ongoing fighting in Libya.

The UK will also provide food and supplies to 100,000 of those most in need.

01 Mar 2011 description

01 March 2011

There remains a real danger of a humanitarian crisis unfolding further. We are acutely conscious of the risks of shortages and are monitoring the situation closely.

Currently the most pressing need is assisting the large numbers of migrant workers into Egypt and Tunisia to get home.

The International Development Secretary has dispatched humanitarian and stabilisation teams to both borders to help with this.

A relief flight carrying aid supplies from the British Government has departed from Dubai and is now on route to Tunisia.

01 Mar 2011 description

A major shake up of Britain's aid programme which will provide 50 million people with the means to help work their way out of poverty was announced today by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

The new strategy will:

- stop 250,000 newborn babies dying needlessly

- save the lives of 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth

- secure schooling for 11 million children - more than we educate in the UK but at 2.5% of the cost

- provide access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation to more people than there are in Scotland, Wales and Northern …