Harare – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a £3.95 million (US$5 million) contribution from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to its 2018/19 Lean Season Assistance programme in Zimbabwe.
The contribution will help WFP to provide cash-based food assistance to some 97,000 highly food insecure people in rural areas, and to another 19,000 in a Harare suburb.
More than a million Iraqis whose lives were devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to UK aid funded mine clearance work.
Published 5 January 2019
From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
More than a million Iraqis whose lives have been devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to a huge UK aid funded mine clearance mission.
The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance globally will be double the UK population
The UK is stepping up preparations for global humanitarian crises in 2019 and harnessing the power of satellite and supercomputer technology to better predict where disasters will strike.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the UK will take early action to prepare for crises where possible in 2019, not just dealing with the aftermath of dire humanitarian incidents.
Highlights November 2018
Increased displacement and shortage of humanitarian assistance in central and northern Mali: More than 34,000 persons recently displaced by violence in central and northern Mali are left without humanitarian assistance despite having their needs recorded by aid agencies. The number of people fleeing intercommunal violence, armed groups’ activities, and military operations is rising in central and northern Mali.
This report examines the evidence on the current use and role of community health workers in DRC and the wider international systematic evidence on what works.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.
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DFID are seeking to recruit an Evaluation Manager to lead DFID’s flagship work on ‘nimble’ evaluation. Responding to a global desire for more rapid evidence, led Evaluation Unit to fund a portfolio of rapid, low-cost ‘nimble’ evaluations that would have the same rigour as previous large-scale impact evaluations, but be focused on more immediate implementation or short-term outcomes.