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17 Mar 2017 description

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme and carried out by a team from the EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL), draws together primary research on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It investigates both the process of implementing MHPSS programmes and their receipt by affected populations, as well as assessing their intended and unintended effects.

20 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

This report evaluates DFID's Humanitarian Assistance spending during the financial year 2009/10. The report does not include a breakdown of the UK contribution (13%) to the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) which spent €930 million on Humanitarian assistance during 2009. Excluding ECHO contributions, the report finds that DFID spent £428 million on humanitarian assistance during 2009/10 which was 6.3%% of the DFID programme.

01 Mar 2010 description

Headlines:

- Emergency shelter, transitional shelter (where appropriate), refuse clearing, hygiene promotion, faecal and waste management needs are immediate and continuing priorities.

18 Jan 2010 description

Headlines:

- A series of major earthquakes struck Haiti on 12 January in the area around the capital, Port-au-Prince. The strongest of these occurred at around 1700 hrs local time and was reported at 7 on the Richter scale. There have been many aftershocks.

- £23 million has been raised so far through the DEC.

- DFID funding to the response now stands at £20 million.

- Food: Current caseload is 2 million. Food distributions continue to scale up and will rise exponentially in the coming days.

17 Jan 2010 description

Headlines:

- A series of major earthquakes struck Haiti on 12 January in the area around the capital, Port-au-Prince. The strongest of these occurred at around 1700 hrs local time and was reported at 7 on the Richter scale. There have been many aftershocks.

- The Haitian Ministry of Interior estimates that one million people have been severely affected by the earthquake and that 250,000 are in urgent need of assistance. WHO/PAHO estimates that the number of dead ranges between 40,000 and 50,000 people.