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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…

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UK to provide up to £3 million of UK aid to support victims of Cyclone Kenneth

The UK is to send tents and shelter kits to Mozambique for immediate distribution, to help provide immediate shelter for up to 33,000 people

The UK will provide up to £3 million of UK aid to support the victims of Cyclone Kenneth which hit northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania late last week, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced (29 April). Cyclone Kenneth has destroyed thousands of homes and displaced tens of thousands of people,…

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Penny Mordaunt to pledge extra Cyclone Idai funding, as she issues stark climate warning

The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce extra UK funding of up to £14 million to help deal with the impact of Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai caused devastation across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last month, killing at least 750 people and leaving around 3 million in desperate need of help. The new UK funding, announced as she arrives in Washington D.C. for the World Bank Spring Meetings today (Thursday 11 April), includes £10 million…

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UK aid Cyclone Idai response - additional flight to leave for Mozambique

UK aid to fly heavy-lifting gear to unclog cyclone-hit airport

The UK is due to send forklift trucks and other equipment to help quickly unload aid from planes and cut the time it takes to get relief items to those in need, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today (22 March). The flight, which is scheduled to leave from Doncaster-Sheffield…

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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…