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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…

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UK deepens ties across East Africa

Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia

Harriett Baldwin, Foreign Office and DFID Minister for Africa, visited East Africa 4-7 October, travelling to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including the Somaliland region. Uganda In Uganda, the Minister announced up to £210 million to help Uganda support half a million refugees, who have fled from conflicts including in DRC or…

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UK urges donors to support African Union Mission in Somalia

UK, Somalia, Italy and Ethiopia bring together international partners in support of Somalia’s security, political and economic reforms on 27 September 2018

Today the UK, Somalia, Italy and Ethiopia brought together international partners in support of Somalia’s security, political and economic reforms. Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin co-hosted the meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, with Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad of Somalia, State Minister Hirut Zemene of Ethiopia…

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Minister for Africa calls for promises of peace in South Sudan to be put into action

Minister Harriett Baldwin calls for the international community to ensure genuine change for the people of South Sudan

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin has called for the international community to work together to ensure that South Sudan’s peace agreement leads to genuine change for the people of South Sudan. At the UN General Assembly in New York, Mrs Baldwin met with regional and international leaders, brought together by…

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United Kingdom steps up fight against Ebola following outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced extra support to help protect African countries against the spread of Ebola and other deadly diseases

The UK is backing the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Regional Preparedness Plan to support nine countries at high risk of receiving cases of Ebola from their neighbour, the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC). UK aid’s £1.5m of support will enable WHO to support countries with prevention, detection and containment of Ebola…

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Minister for Africa urges Sierra Leone to invest in next generation of girls

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited Sierra Leone to see how the UK’s partnership with Sierra Leone is improving the lives of some of the poorest people and empowering women and girls

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited Sierra Leone to see how the UK’s longstanding partnership with Sierra Leone is improving the lives of some of the poorest people, including empowering women and girls. Shortly following Sierra Leone’s first independently-run election since the civil war, the Minister had…

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United Kingdom pledges fresh support in fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announces fresh support to help tackle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK is providing fresh support to help tackle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce today (Wednesday 23 May). This new UK aid support will help the World Health Organisation (WHO) to monitor the spread of…

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How the UK is helping to tackle Ebola in the DRC

UK aid is helping the DRC and expert partners to tackle Ebola and prevent it spreading in the region, including through deployment of a vital vaccine and UK health experts

A vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola is soon to begin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to UK aid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The vaccine was developed in trials funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) and Wellcome after the last major Ebola outbreak…

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United Kingdom response to Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK government is working with the government of DRC and World Health Organization (WHO) following the confirmation of two cases of the disease this week

The UK government is working with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor the situation and be ready to act quickly to tackle the spread of the disease.‎ International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: "The Ebola epidemic in 2014 highlighted…