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24 Sep 2017 description

UK is providing a further £5 million UK aid package for Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria, Priti Patel announced during a visit to the region.

The UK is providing a further £5 million UK aid package for Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria, the International Development Secretary announced during a visit to the region today (Sunday 24 September).

23 Sep 2017 description

The Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Ocean has arrived in the British Virgin Islands to support those affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

The ship arrived today with around 650 personnel and 60 tonnes of aid including construction equipment and other essential materials such as hygiene kits and water purification tablets.

Ocean’s arrival means there are now over 2,000 UK military personnel working on the relief effort, making it the largest deployment of UK personnel anywhere in the world.

Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, said:

21 Sep 2017 description

UK aid teams have been on the ground in Dominica to assess the devastation caused by the recent extreme weather in the Caribbean.

UK aid teams have been on the ground in Dominica to assess the devastation caused by the recent extreme weather in the Caribbean.

DFID field teams arrived on the island yesterday (20 September) to carry out a three day assessment of the impact of the Category 5 hurricane.

Initial reports suggest widespread destruction, with 90% of buildings damaged or destroyed.

18 Sep 2017 description

UK aid experts, military assets and relief supplies remain in the region and are ready to respond.

The UK is in position to respond to further extreme weather in the Caribbean as the approaching Storm Maria is reclassified as a hurricane. The hurricane comes less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded.

UK experts on the ground are working closely with national authorities to prepare for the approaching hurricane. Staff, military assets and relief supplies remain in the region and are ready to respond.

18 Sep 2017 description

A summary of the learnings and recommendations from an internal and external evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe project which was carried out from August 2015 to May 2017.This programme is the first time that cash transfers have been used as a large-scale alternative to food aid in Zimbabwe and the first large-scale provision of cash transfers through mobile money.

18 Sep 2017 description

This case study of the first large-scale humanitarian cash programme in Zimbabwe presents learning and recommendations on how to design and adapt cash transfer programmes to mitigate the risk of a cash liquidity crisis.

The study explores how the programme, which delivered cash through mobile money, coped with a national cash liquidity crisis. Mobile money proved to be a highly flexible way to deliver cash during a liquidity crisis, given its option for e-purchasing, which enabled continued access to food.

18 Sep 2017 description

This case study explores the partnership between CARE International and World Vision with two mobile network operators to deliver the first humanitarian cash transfer programme to be carried out on a large scale in Zimbabwe.

The study investigates:

15 Sep 2017 description

Over 60 tonnes of UK aid has now reached the Caribbean with another 60 tonnes on the way on board HMS Ocean.

VIDEO: Jemone’s story, a recipient of UK aid on the British Virgin Islands.

Over 60 tonnes of UK aid has now reached the Caribbean to support the victims of Hurricane Irma, with another 60 tonnes on the way on board HMS Ocean.

15 Sep 2017 description

FREETOWN, 15 September 2017 – As Sierra Leone recovers from the recent deadly floods and mudslide in Freetown that killed over 500 people with many more still unaccounted for, 1,908 affected households will be directly supported with cash through mobile money transfers to help them meet their immediate needs.

14 Sep 2017 description

Public has donated over £650,000 since the appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made.

In the first week since Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, the British Red Cross appeal has raised over £1.3 million.

The public has donated over £650,000 since the British Red Cross appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made. For every £1 given, another £1 will be matched, up to £3 million.

12 Sep 2017 description

UK continues to urgently deliver vital aid to the victims of Hurricane Irma

Shelter kits provided by UK aid are being distributed in Anguilla to help those left homeless by Hurricane Irma.

The kits, transported by Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay, are being delivered to people in need by the Anguillan Red Cross.

Crews from RFA Mounts Bay are also today delivering UK aid including shelter, food and water to those affected on Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

12 Sep 2017 description

Background

Heavy monsoon rainfall during 10-13 August 2017 triggered severe flash floods and landslides in 32 out of 75 districts in Nepal (see Figures 1 and 2). An Initial Rapid Assessment conducted in 28 districts revealed that floods and landslides claimed 141 lives, injured 117 persons, displaced 460,900 people, and left 24 missing. Damage to houses, infrastructures, and productive resources was severe; roughly 65,000 houses were completely destroyed and 120,100 houses were partially damaged (Nepal Red Cross Society, IRA Compilation Report, 20 August 2017).

07 Sep 2017 description

When crisis hits, it is right that the world looks to Britain for its leadership and the UK has already provided lifesaving support.

Updating on the UK’s response to Hurricane Irma, International Development Secretary Priti Patel said:

When crisis hits, it is right that the world looks to Britain for its leadership and the UK has already provided lifesaving support.

06 Sep 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces deployment of UK aid experts and that a British naval ship is in the region ready to help

Commenting on the impact of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, said:

The thoughts of the British people are with all those affected by Hurricane Irma and Britain has already taken swift action to respond.

03 Sep 2017 description

DFID has been operating in Iraq since 2014 to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by Daesh’s capture of large areas of Iraq. The United Nations (UN) has declared Iraq a Level 3 humanitarian emergency, a category reserved for the most serious and complex crises. Millions of people in Iraq are displaced and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Minorities are under threat and the deteriorating security situation has had a major impact on women and children’s rights and wellbeing.

03 Sep 2017 description

The UK has stepped up its support for communities worst affected by flooding in Nepal, and continues to provide assistance in Bangladesh.

The International Development Secretary has today announced that the Department for International Development (DFID) will allocate further support to the flood response in Nepal, including by providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene services, as well as support immediate food security needs and health support.

03 Sep 2017 description

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel visit Nigeria to see how the UK is leading the international response to the humanitarian crisis in the north east of the country.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel have visited Nigeria to see how the UK is leading the international response to the humanitarian crisis in the north east of the country, helping to avert famine and build stability and security after the destruction caused by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

30 Aug 2017 description

Presentation at the NiEWG Meeting on 7th October, 2016
Chinwe Ezeife
Consortium Coordinator
UNICEF

Background

• Borno and Yobe states are the most affected states in the North East by the Boko Haram (BH) crises with over 90% of the internally displaced people located in the two states are living in the host community (DTM report December 2015)

24 Aug 2017 description

Summary

Gatekeepers remain one of the most resilient local-level governance structures in Mogadishu. Formal stakeholders, including government and the international community need to engage with them proactively if there is to be an improvement in IDPs’ protection and livelihoods.

22 Aug 2017 description

Mr. Jaffar Adam lives in Abu Shouk in North Darfur, Sudan. He is responsible for supporting a large extended family. For the past six years, the water pipe near him has not been working, which meant that he had to buy water from water trucks and donkey vendors. This cost 350SDG (approximately $52) per month; a huge expense for the family. In addition, the water was poor quality, with high levels of impurities, because it came from private boreholes which are often poorly maintained. “The water was too salty to drink as it is”, said Mr. Adam.