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UK to provide extra £12 million in UK aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai

The UK is to provide an extra £12 million of support, including food, water and shelter, to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Yesterday, over 7,500 emergency shelter kits and 100 family tents, all funded by UK aid, arrived in Mozambique for onward distribution to families who have had to flee their homes; Today’s package takes the UK’s total support to help the victims of the cyclone to £18 million. There are images and…

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UK to provide up to £6 million of UK aid to support victims of deadly East Africa cyclone

Department for International Development (DFID) will provide up to £6 million of UK aid to send humanitarian relief to people in Mozambique and Malawi affected by Cyclone Idai

UK expects to send tents and thousands of shelter kits to Mozambique tomorrow; UK aid is already supporting the humanitarian response on the ground through pre-positioned aid supplies and funding to international aid organisations. The UK will provide up to £6 million of UK aid to support the victims of…

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UK sends humanitarian experts ahead of Mozambique cyclone

Specialist humanitarian advisers, from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), expected to deploy from London this evening (14 March)

The UK is sending humanitarian experts to assess the impact of an expected cyclone in Mozambique which could leave hundreds of thousands of people without food and shelter. Specialist humanitarian advisers, from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), are expected to deploy from London this evening (14 March). The…

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UK aid project helps cut violence against women by more than half in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) project was part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Initiative

A project working to challenge the social acceptance of violence against women and girls in the DRC saw women’s experience of domestic violence fall from 69% to 29% after two years of intervention. UK aid-backed research programme ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ studies effective ways to reduce rates of violence…

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"There can be no health without mental health" : speech by Jemima Gordon-Duff

Department for International Development (DFID) Ghana social sectors team leader, Jemima Gordon-Duff delivered a speech at the launch of Quality Rights Initiative

By Jemima Gordon-Duff Deputy Minister, CEO MHA, Chief Director, Ambassador (s), all protocols observed – I’m delighted to be here today at the launch the WHO Quality Rights Initiative. The roll out of the Initiative represents a new era for Mental Health in Ghana and the UK is proud to…

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UK to invest up to £30m through partnership with African Union

Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced a funding package for projects across Africa following the signing of a new strategic partnership

The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced today (Thursday 21 February). The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership…

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UK aid helps stop 750 pieces of illegal ivory being smuggled from South Sudan into Uganda

Scanners funded by UK aid have helped the Ugandan Revenue Authority make one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband the country has ever seen

Thanks to scanners funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Ugandan Revenue Authority has made one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband the country has ever seen. Customs officers in the Northern Ugandan town of Elegu, on the border with South Sudan, seized an estimated 750 pieces…

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UK aid protects thousands from extreme weather as ‘mega storms’ tracked across Africa

British research has found that mega storms are three times more common than they were 35 years ago due to climate change

UK aid, from DFID, is driving British-led analysis from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Oxfordshire and other global experts to track these storms, how powerful they are becoming, and why they are occurring more regularly. This analysis is being used to identify the most vulnerable areas of Burkina…

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UK aid will be “even quicker and smarter” in 2019 as the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance globally will be double the UK population

The need for humanitarian aid will remain especially high in 2019, driven by conflict in countries like Cameroon and the Central African Republic

The UK is stepping up preparations for global humanitarian crises in 2019 and harnessing the power of satellite and supercomputer technology to better predict where disasters will strike. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the UK will take early action to prepare for crises where possible in 2019, not just dealing with the aftermath of dire humanitarian…

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UK aid for children caught up in Cameroon conflict

The UK is to supply new emergency aid to help tackle a humanitarian crisis in Cameroon, as the Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin calls for full humanitarian access to save thousands of children’s lives

ighting between Anglophone separatists and Cameroon security forces has displaced almost half a million people since tensions flared more than a year ago in the North-West and South-West regions of the country. The humanitarian situation on the ground is deteriorating, food supplies are critical and thousands of children are at…