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Extra UK aid support to help stop the spread of Ebola to vulnerable countries

Countries at risk of Ebola will receive extra UK aid support to help stop the deadly disease from spreading, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today

Since the epidemic began last August, the UK has been a major donor to the Ebola response and has now allocated a further £8 million for countries neighbouring the DRC, such as Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda, as the likelihood of Ebola spreading to these countries is high. Trusted…

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UK aid to provide vital food to hundreds of thousands of people living on the edge of famine in South Sudan

Hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan will receive lifesaving food and water thanks to new UK aid

Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson announced an extra £18 million of UK aid on his first visit in his new role, which will be given to trusted partners to help vulnerable families in desperate need. There are currently 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and nearly 2 million…

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UK aid to help hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans will receive life-saving access to food and water thanks to UK aid as the country faces a potentially catastrophic famine

UK aid to help hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation Zimbabwe is facing a chronic food crisis and without support more than 5.5 million people will not have access to the food they need by 2020 International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces UK aid support to…

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New UK aid funding to tackle Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The UK has announced fresh support to help deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Speaking at an event about the crisis in Geneva yesterday (Monday 15 July), the International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart, announced funding of up to £50 million to aid the ongoing response in North Kivu and Ituri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as helping neighbouring countries to…

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Rory Stewart calls for urgent funding on visit to Ebola-hit region in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

International Development Secretary calls on other countries to urgently help deal with the ongoing, deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

International Development Secretary Rory Stewart has called on other countries to urgently help deal with the ongoing, deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during a visit to the country. The outbreak – the world’s second worst ever – has killed over 1,600 people in the North…

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Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

International Development Minister comments on the cases of Ebola in Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Responding to the confirmation of Ebola cases in Uganda, International Development Minister and Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, said: "It is devastating to hear that cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in Uganda and tragically a child has lost their life". "The UK government has been the leading donor…

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New UK aid for safe and dignified burials to tackle Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Minister for Africa announces UK aid funding for safe and dignified burials on visit to Ebola-hit region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Harriett Baldwin MP, UK Minister for Africa, has announced new funding to help deal with the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on a four-day visit to the country. It is the first visit by any UK Minister to the country since the Ebola outbreak in North…

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Oral statement to Parliament on the Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, updates on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the UK's response

By Rory Stewart Ebola is back, this time in the eastern DRC. It is the largest outbreak in the country’s history, the second largest in the world, and the first in a conflict zone. So far 1,209 people have died. And we must do much more to grip this situation.…

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UK is committed to ensure everyone is equal, safe and empowered: Speech by Enyonam Azumah

Department for International Development (DFID) Ghana's Deputy Social Sectors Team Lead, Enyonam Azumah, delivered a speech at the National Stakeholders Dissemination Event

By Enyonam Azumah It’s an honour to be here today to speak on behalf of DFID - at this important dissemination event of the What Works research and COMBAT intervention. Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) occurs in all parts of the world and in all societies and remains one…

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Penny Mordaunt statement on fighting in Libya

International Development Secretary comments on recent violence in Tripoli and announces UK aid to provide vital medical supplies to help injured civilians

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: "With many hospitals in Libya severely under-resourced and near breaking point, UK aid will provide vital medical supplies to help them cope with the increase in casualties. Today’s support will also help families to access critical primary health services and provide emergency surgical care…