UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
To make DFIDs Research agenda more responsive through the production of short term policy research that will address the needs of policy makers by providing them with primary evidence that can subsequently be used for policy analysis in such areas as Health, Education, Conflict, Cash Transfers, Aid Transparency, Tax Policy, Social Protection, Energy, Payment by Results, Economics and Innovation. Short term policy driver research studies will be commissioned in the following sectors and regions. A series of case studies will be developed for Higher Education covering Burma, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. The information available on Electricity Access and Electricity Insecurity will be reviewed for India. A study will be undertaken on assessing the Cuban Model of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. A review will be undertaken looking at Social Protection and Tax in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Activity based Learning will be reviewed in Tamil Nadu, India.
The commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020 was made by the Government in September 2015. Funding enables authorities to provide refugees who have fled conflict and persecution with a safe environment and the chance to rebuild their lives. The Home Office Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget pays for two resettlement schemes: The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPRS) and the Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). Home Office ODA funding pays for food, shelter and training for up to 12 months. By the end of Sept. 2019, over 18,000 refugees had found safety in the UK to rebuild their lives as part of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The Home Office is on-track to deliver the full VPRS commitment by the end of 2020.
To improve the humanitarian advisory services and Monitoring & Evaluation capacity to support the response to the Syria/Iraq crisis. Monitoring and evaluation is a critical tool to ensure learning and enhance capacity to undertake the ability to deliver. Expert humanitarian advisory support is critical to sound decision making.
Support to the United Nations (UN) Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Syria Emergency AppealUK Department for International Development
To provide essential humanitarian support to Palestinian refugees in and from Syria (PRS) affected by the ongoing Syrian crisis.
Contributing to shared prosperity and development through projects which support improvements in young people's education, building their skills, resilience and networks to find pathways to better lives including through the strengthening of English language teaching and learning and the development of arts and culture.
To provide support to WHO to enable them to deliver health care to those affected by the conflict in Syria. This will be achieved by equipping primary and secondary health facilities with medical supplies and equipment, and through the provision of refresher training to health professionals. The project will support the provision of disease detection systems and improved health information systems, offering real time data for decision-making to determine whether health is improving and where the needs are greatest. The project will also provide trauma care and mental health and psychosocial support services to those who have been affected by the conflict, including therapy and medication.
To provide humanitarian relief assistance to individuals, households, communities and local partners affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. This programme will strengthen their capacity to cope with the shocks and effects of conflict so they are less exposed to harm as a result of lifesaving assistance
Developing resilience of households and communities affected by conflict in Northern, Central and Southern Syria (Undisclosed NGO partner)UK Department for International Development
Families affected by conflict are self-reliant, mitigate protection risks and negative coping mechanisms and participate in economic life
Multi-sectoral programming focusing on: education; protection; health and livelihoods using a good cross section modalities to meet needs of conflict affected Syrians.
To provide life-saving protection and enhancement of the capabilities of conflict-affected populations to prevent and mitigate shocks and stresses and enhance self-reliance
More resilient and food secure rural and peri-urban populations, and more resilient institutions and ecosystems to future shocks affecting food security and nutrition in Syria
Support to the United Nations Children's Fund in Syria to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance in education, health, WASH, child protection and nutrition to support vulnerable children and their families in Syria.
Support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Syria Emergency Appeals 2017-2020UK Department for International Development
To provide essential humanitarian support to Palestine Refugees in Syria (PRS) affected by the ongoing Syrian crisis
The Syria Education Programme supports the delivery of safe, inclusive and quality education services for up to 400,000 vulnerable children in Syria. The project supports Children to return to and access learning opportunities Safe school environments through the provision of microgrants for refurbishment Safe school practices through violence free classroom management training and a focus on wellbeing as an element of ‘safety’ through the provision of MHPSS support for teachers and students. The livelihoods of teachers through the provision of stipends and teacher training and support. The Syria Education Programme operates in the NE and NW, with a pending pilot in the Euphrates Shield in review. In the NE the current platform is multisectoral in nature but we currently only fund the education components of the platform.
Scaling up flexible health, mental health and other support to conflict-affected Syrians (Undisclosed NGO partner D)UK Department for International Development
To provide 1.59 million people with essential health care such as childhood immunisation, maternity care and the treatment and management of illness and chronic diseases. To provide 150,000 trauma consultations and specialised mental health and physical rehabilitation care for people injured by the war. This will be caried out through supporting health facilities with supplies and incentives for staff. Urgent health assistance will be delivered to highly vulnerable population groups with acute need. This programme prioritises the health needs of women, children and vulnerable groups such as people with disability, mental illness and those internally displaced. The programme integrates mental health, rehabilitation and sexual or gender-based violence services to those afflicted by the conflict.
This programme will provide community-level clean water to 560,000 people in 122 villages. Support will be provided to engineers and WASH specialists who will provide water stations with fuel vouchers, technical expertise and water quality testing services. Sustainability of this programme has been built-in through the development of cost-recovery systems and community acceptance methods.
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Supporting Human Rights, Democracy and the Rules based International System in Syria which helps build prosperous and democratic countries, tackles the drivers of instability and insecurity, and addresses global challenges
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Syria which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
This programme will support the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those in most acute need in Syria. It will do so by providing funds for rapid response to sudden-onset crises, as well as filling critical gaps in the international response. It will lay the foundation for this delivery by providing support for better information on needs and targeting, strengthened coordination, and enhanced leadership.