Extra UK aid to get food into Gaza

The UK is stepping up its humanitarian response to the Gaza crisis with an additional £3 million for the World Food Programme’s emergency appeal to help deal with food shortages, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today. This £3 million boost will provide emergency food for more than 300,000 people for...
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Statelessness – invisibility in West Africa

(IRIN) – At least 750,000 people are stateless in West Africa, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is calling for governments to do more to give or restore the nationality of stateless individuals, and improve national laws to prevent statelessness. Many in the region are both stateless and...
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Afghanistan: Ground combat taking ‘devastating’ civilian toll, says UN, reporting sharp rise in casualties

The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2014, the United Nations reported today. This “disturbing...
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STRONGER ENFORCEMENT OF LABOUR REGULATIONS NEEDED TO PROTECT VULNERABLE LOW-SKILLED WORKERS

A new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reveals evidence that vulnerable low-skilled workers are at risk of exploitation due to labour regulations not being complied with or properly enforced. The study found that employers benefit from migrant labour in sectors such as food processing, agriculture and restaurants, as...
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Forced Marriage Awareness Week

School summer holidays are a peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage against their will. The FMU will be using social media to highlight this issue from 7-11 July. Last year 40% of cases in which the FMU gave advice or support involved victims...
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Speech by UK’s Justine Greening: Beyond aid – development priorities from 2015

Thank you for that introduction. And thank you to our hosts Standard Chartered and Omidyar Network. Both of your organisations do fantastic work spreading opportunity, investing in entrepreneurship and driving sustainable growth across the developing world. I know Standard Chartered also support some really valuable community investment programmes: tackling blindness,...
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