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To provide core funding support to seven UN agencies – Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organisation (WHO); and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these UN agencies to respond rapidly to urgent humanitarian needs and shore-up operations in neglected or protracted Crises.
To provide core funding support to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross and the British Red Cross to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these Red Cross agencies to respond to prepare for and respond to crises affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the world, living in the most dangerous places.
The project aims to address the ongoing needs of over 800000 Rohingya refugees, who were displaced by the Myanmar military in August 2017. UK support provides food aid to around one million of them since the influx in August 2017, improved shelter for 400,000 families and clean water and sanitation for over 300,000 people. They also get cooking gas to stop the destruction of forest for firewood. Over 500,000 people will also be supported for sexual and reproductive health and over one million people with other health services. The vulnerable Bangladeshi communities, who host them will also get support. Thus, both groups will lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. The project will also strengthen disaster preparedness and help to reduce the cost for disaster response through a joint UN and civil-society programme. Around 500,000 people will get timely and cost-effective aid following disasters.
The programme will deliver vital reforms that strengthen the humanitarian response and ways of working in protracted crisis, maintain the lives and dignity of over 550,000 vulnerable people a year across Sudan and build the resilience of communities vulnerable to conflict and displacement in Darfur.
UK Aid Match II - 2016-2020 is the next phase of DFID’s UK Aid Match scheme and has a budget of up to £157 million. UK Aid Match is DFID’s fund to increase UK public engagement in international development, while simultaneously reducing poverty and achieving the Global Goals in priority countries through funded civil society organisations. DFID aims to provide opportunities for the UK public to have a say in how UK aid is spent by offering to match every £1 donated by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal. CSOs use the match funding raised in the appeals to implement projects that improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. In the first phase of the UK Aid Match 2013 - 2016, a total of 62 grants were awarded to CSOs, working in 22 countries, and 3.6 million public donations were matched. Under the next phase of the scheme, UK Aid Match II, DFID would like to see an increase in the number and diversity of CSOs accessing UK Aid Match funding, a more diversified subsection of the public being reached by the appeals and engaged in international development, and more innovative or non-challenge fund methods being explored. The next phase of the scheme will have broader country eligibility criteria, which will include countries in the bottom 50 of the Human Development Index and countries that DFID considers to be highly or moderately fragile. In January 2018, DFID selected a MannionDaniels’ led consortium as Fund Manager for the next phase of UK Aid Match. The consortium partners are Education Development Trust, Oxford Policy Management, KIT Royal Tropical Institute and The Social Change Agency.
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.
Core funding provided by DFID to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (including the ICRC IFRC and BRC) to strengthen their humanitarian response.
The current Ebola outbreak in DRC is the second largest recorded outbreak, and has been running since May 2018. Case numbers continue to increase and the outbreak is expected to continue until at least the end of 2019. The UK response to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak #10 programme has four primary aims: * to curb the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak #10 in DRC as quickly as possible; * to minimise loss of life and impact on communities; * to ensure no onward transmission outside of DRC; and * to be prepared to act rapidly should a cross-border transmission occur.
This programme provides life-saving humanitarian aid including food, medical care and protection services to vulnerable migrants along key migration routes towards Europe. It will raise awareness of the dangers of crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea and will assist those who decide to return home to do so safely. It will offer sustainable reintegration support to help returnees rebuild their lives and deter risky remigration. Through the provision of data analysis and training it will support governments to improve the management of migration and make it safer, for example by building their capacity to identify and protect asylum seekers and refugees, and tackle people trafficking.
To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
This project will strengthen disaster resilience in Nepal, particularly to earthquakes, by working with urban centres to build and plan more safely; supporting the strengthening of critical public infrastructure to earthquakes; working to strengthen national capacity to respond to crises and ensure that the international community is prepared; and ensuring that the UK is able to support a humanitarian response should a crises hit.
This project aims to provide immediate life-saving and early recovery support to most vulnerable people affected by cyclone IDAI, cyclone KENNETH and continued violence against civilians in Cabo Delgado
Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. If we don’t act now, it will get much worse. Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Nino on record. Women, children and older people are suffering the most; more than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death. DEC member charities are already delivering life-saving assistance in all affected countries. But, they need more money to help reduce the scale and severity of the crisis.
Safety, Support and Solutions Programme for Refugees and Migrants in Europe and the Mediterranean region.UK Department for International Development
The aim of this programme is to provide lifesaving assistance and protection to vulnerable migrants and refugees during the Mediterranean migration crisis. Activities include the provision of protection services as well as basic services such as shelter, healthcare, water, sanitation and hygiene for refugee and migrant populations at risk, particularly targeting vulnerable groups such as women, girls and unaccompanied children. The programme will also improve systems for offering migrants durable solutions, including restoring family links and reintegration support. It will enhance the quality of information for beneficiaries and improve beneficiary feedback mechanisms. This programme includes emergency assistance to migrants and refugees arriving in Europe – however this funding does not go through EU mechanisms.
This programme will work with more than 4000 volunteers and 5000 VSO alumni to support 350 partner organisations to improve education, health and livelihoods outcomes for up to 2 million people across 24 developing countries
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing at least 960 people and leaving around 3 million in need of help. Strong winds and widespread flooding ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities and submerged vast swathes of agricultural land. As flood levels recede, work to clear debris, reopen roads and reconnect electricity and water supplies is underway. Some people who fled their homes as flood waters rose are returning home but more than 230,000 remain displaced across three countries and are living in communal sites such as schools and churches. A growing number of cholera cases have been confirmed and there is a high risk of outbreaks of other waterborne diseases as supplying clean water remains a significant challenge. The aid effort is fully underway and DEC member charities are working closely with national partners to support government-led relief efforts. They are prioritising the delivery of clean water, building toilets and handwashing facilities to tackle the outbreak of cholera. They are also delivering emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent health assistance. Focusing on longer-term food security and rehabilitation of livelihoods is paramount and some members are already providing seeds and tools to communities.
Almost 19 million people in Yemen – 70% of the population – are now in need of humanitarian assistance, including 10 million people who are in acute need. Malnutrition is widespread and water scarce. Despite the ongoing conflict DEC member charities are continuing to reach millions of people with lifesaving aid; food, water and sanitation, cash assistance and food vouchers
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, since August with the majority seeking refuge in Bangladesh. More than 620,000 people, mostly Rohingya women and children, are in urgent need of shelter, medical care, water and food as they arrive exhausted and traumatised in overflowing camps and settlements in Bangladesh. With more funds, DEC member charities can immediately respond to the growing needs of the people who have fled into Bangladesh with nothing, as well as help the overstretched communities hosting them.
On Friday 28 September, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction in its wake. The true scale of the disaster is only now becoming clear. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and entire communities have been decimated. At least 2,100 people have died, thousands more are missing and 200,000 survivors are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, around a quarter of whom are children. DEC member charities and their Indonesian partners are working closely with national authorities to provide food, clean water, first aid and shelter, while helping survivors to cope with the trauma of the last few days. As the full scale of devastation unfolds, they are ready to do even more, and with your help, support devastated communities in rebuilding their lives.
The Strengthening Urban Resilience and Engagement ( SURE ) programme is a five-year DFID-funded multi-hazard urban risk reduction programme running from September 2016 until August 2021. Given emerging risks and hazard trends the programme continues engagement in the three districts of the Kathmandu valley and expanding further west into two additional districts. The programme aims to see increased action in target municipalities by citizens government and the Nepal Red Cross Society to reduce and respond to multi hazard risks increasing overall disaster resilience and enabling timely and effective response by the Nepal Red Cross Society. The targeted municipalities include six within the previously-engaged districts of the Kathmandu valley namely: Kathmandu sub-metropolitan city and Budhanilkantha municipality in Kathmandu district Bajrabarahi and Karyabinayak municipalities in Lalitpur district and Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi municipalities in Bhaktapur district and two additional municipalities in the West and Far-West specifically Pokhara sub-metropolitan city and Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city. Impact: Target municipalities have increased their disaster resilience and are supported by the Nepal Red Cross Society with timely and effective disaster response. Outcome: Targeted municipalities are increasingly taking action to reduce and respond to multi hazard risks through citizens government and the Nepal Red Cross Society. Output 1: Awareness and action in urban DRR for informed citizen voice and greater social accountability is increased enhancing DRR capacity in targeted municipalities. Output 2: DRR advocacy and support and strengthening of preparedness for response enhances the capacity of municipalities and is aligned to existing policies and structures. Output 3: NRCS is stronger and well organised in order to better respond to vulnerable communities and individuals. Output 4: NRCS and BRC actively learn with urban partners and external institutions to contribute to improved thematic and institutional knowledge and practice enabling efficient and effective programming with partners.