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15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

11 Jun 2018 description

Emergency medical treatment to some of the world’s poorest people at risk from a deadly heatwave that has seen temperatures in Pakistan reach as high as 45°C.

The UK is providing emergency medical treatment to some of the world’s poorest people at risk from a deadly heatwave that has seen temperatures in Pakistan reach as high as 45°C, significantly hotter than the temperature in London today which is expected to reach 24°C.

08 Jun 2018 description

Charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries have been given a major funding boost.

AbleChild Africa, Humanity and Inclusion, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, Orbis Charitable Trust and Deafkidz concentrate a lot of their work on people with disabilities who can be marginalised by society.

They work with people of all ages in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Afghanistan where people with disabilities are often the most vulnerable in society.

08 Jun 2018 description

25 charities have benefitted from UK Aid match funding which together with public donations means more than £66 million for life-changing projects globally.

The British public have had their own charitable donations doubled through the government’s UK Aid match scheme, the Prime Minister will announce later today (Wednesday 6 June) at a reception in Downing Street.

23 May 2018 description

Written Ministerial Statement from International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt on the UK response to the DRC Ebola outbreak.

Following the declaration of an outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 8th May, I am updating the House on what the British Government is doing to support the response.

22 May 2018 description

The UK is providing fresh support to help tackle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce today (Wednesday 23 May).

18 May 2018 description
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Executive summary of the UK civilian experts' visit to Bangladesh to analyse the sexual and gender based violence affecting the Rohingya refugee community.

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Two experts from the UK’s Deployable Civilian Expert roster visited Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh from 14 to 21 November. They assessed the needs of refugees in the Rohingya community who have been subjected to sexual and gender based violence.

This executive summary outlines their findings and includes 10 recommendations for future government response.

18 May 2018 description

A vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola is soon to begin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to UK aid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

The vaccine was developed in trials funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) and Wellcome after the last major Ebola outbreak in 2014.

18 May 2018 description

While several humanitarian organisations are working to mainstream CwC in their programme designs in Bangladesh, it is undeniable that the advantages of CwC can be realised at a much greater scale if this can be sensitised and mainstreamed across the private sector in Bangladesh.

This scoping study looked at the activities already being carried out by private sector organisations in response to disasters and examined the scope for mainstreaming CwC in their future CSR activities and disaster response design?

15 May 2018 description

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“Evidence is crucial to successful policymaking. However, in many low and middle-income countries, policy makers lack the capacity to effectively access, appraise and apply research when making decisions.”

This was the starting assumption behind the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme – a £15.7 million initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) from 2013–17. This report presents the findings of the three-year realist evaluation of BCURE.

Published 15 May 2018

15 May 2018 description

Penny Mordaunt demands full humanitarian access so that even more vulnerable people can receive the vaccinations they need.

The first ever phase of a cholera vaccination campaign will be completed in Yemen today (Tuesday 15 May), as International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt demands full humanitarian access so that even more vulnerable people can receive the vaccinations they need as the rainy season begins.

10 May 2018 description

The UK government is working with the government of DRC and World Health Organization (WHO) following the confirmation of two cases of the disease this week.

The UK government is working with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor the situation and be ready to act quickly to tackle the spread of the disease.‎

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:

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:

07 May 2018 description

UK pledges fresh humanitarian support for Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The UK today (Monday May 7 2018) pledges fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

The support comes ahead of the looming cyclone and monsoon season, and includes help to vaccinate almost one million people against deadly cholera.