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Tag Archives: aid

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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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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Britain to provide tents and medical aid to South Sudan

The £12.5 million commitment will provide immediate supplies and support to key organisations operating in South Sudan, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and UN agencies. The UK has also activated the Rapid Response Facility to provide swift additional support through a number of pre-approved organisations. Announcing the...
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Typhoon Haiyan: latest updates on UK aid

The UK is providing urgent humanitarian support for up to 800,000 people in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands of people in remote communities have lost their homes and everything they own. They are in the open and completely exposed to the elements. The UK will provide...
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Typhoon Haiyan: UK Government will match public donations

The British Government will match pound for pound public donations to leading UK charities raising funds for the Philippines, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced. Under a new agreement with the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC)which represents 14 major UK charities, the Department for International Development (DFID) will match the first £5 million...
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Support from the UK will help Palestinian refugees both inside Syria and who have fled to neighbouring countries.

The UK will provide £15.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to deliver lifesaving support to Palestinian refugees both inside Syria and those who have once again had to flee to neighbouring countries as a result of the conflict, International Development Minister Alan Duncan announced today....
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G8 accountability starts with transparency

Ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, the G8 has published its second comprehensive report tracking progress on leaders’ development promises. This is an important example of the G8’s commitment to transparency, which is a key part of the Summit’s agenda this year. The Lough Erne Accountability Report rates...
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Government wants more aid for Malian refugees

With nearly 20,000 Malian refugees now in Burkina Faso, according to Burkina Minister of Communications Alain Traore, and up to 800 more crossing the border each day, the government says it urgently needs more help. The most urgent need is for “shelter, food and medicine” in the country’s northern Sahel...
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