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The Home Office Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget provides support to asylum seekers while their claims for refugee status are being processed and provide support to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASCs). ODA funding helps pay for food, shelter, travel and training for up to 12 months for people that are unable to live in their own country for fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or other factors such as sexual orientation. This is an important complement to critical humanitarian support delivered overseas.
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.
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.
The key specific objectives of the TAF is to: a. Build capacity in both the public and private sector in order to facilitate the aims of the PIDG. b. Facilitate private investment and mobilise additional resources directed towards the implementation of initiatives sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. c. Promote better co-ordination in the delivery of technical assistance associated with projects sponsored by the PIDG Facilities. d. Enhance inclusion and other social development opportunities associated with projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. e. Provide post-transaction support for projects supported by the PIDG Facilities. f. Strengthen environmental sustainability of PIDG supported projects. g. Promote development or improvement of capital market systems in selected countries or regions. h. Facilitate affordability by the poor of infrastructure services provided on a commercially viable basis. ;
To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.
Project Hunter is aimed at developing rules based targeting capabilities that will allow ODA countries to form robust intelligence and targeting strategies. Project Chaucer (in West Africa only) looks to create highly-skilled multi-agency local teams capable of deterring the use of individuals and freight to smuggle drugs or other harmful commodities within developing countries by criminal gangs. Hunter/Chaucer projects and activities are based in three main geographical areas the Americas, Africa and EurAsia and have officers embedded in various locations around the world working with local law enforcement agencies and key stakeholders.
In 2014, Daesh’s expansion across Iraq set ablaze a major humanitarian crisis, compelling the UK to respond to acute needs, and also to join the counter-Daesh global coalition. Daesh has now been defeated as a territory-holding force, and increasing numbers of people have returned home. However, the situation is precarious, and complex humanitarian needs remain for many. From 2019-2022, DFID Iraq will respond to the acute needs of the most vulnerable, address the complex needs of high-risk protracted caseloads, promote responsible transition to national-led efforts, and fund enabling activities crucial to achieving this. The funding envelope for this programme reflects that DFID Iraq is planning for the best, but preparing for the worst – a seemingly optimistic trajectory one month may belie a precarious situation the next. DFID Iraq will monitor any deterioration, setting trigger points to indicate if or when we will approach ministers for any critical change in approach.
This programme aims to reduce the threat from organised criminality, extremism and terrorism, strengthening governance and the rule of law capability, supporting reconciliation and the fight against corruption. .
Palestinian Market Development Programme to Strengthen the Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs)DAI Europe
The main objective of the project is to improve the competitiveness of the Palestinian Private Sector and through a programme of technical assistance and matching grants. The programme comprises 3 key outputs: -improve Private Sector skills and innovation -address market system failures in specific sectors -strenghtening trade and investment linkages with international markets
This programme focuses on building the capacity of international partners to conduct effective and human rights compliant criminal investigations, and the disruption, prosecution and detention of terrorists and violent extremists. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
The programme will support Libya in the areas of political institutions, civil society and media. Local level stabilisation, countering and preventing extremism. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
The Modern Slavery Fund is the Home Office’s £33.5m official development assistance (ODA) fund to support the UK’s goal of reducing the prevalence of modern slavery in countries from which the UK sees a high number of victims. This activity started in 2016/17 and will end in 2020/21. The fund actively contributes to achieving the UN sustainable development goal target 8.7 which calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate modern slavery” by 2030. The fund forms part of a UK government commitment to spend £200m of ODA on tackling modern slavery. As part of the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund we are investing £3m in Vietnam, £5m in Nigeria and £2m in Albania. The Modern Slavery Fund also includes an £11m Innovation Fund, which builds the evidence base by supporting projects taking innovative approaches to tackling modern slavery.
This programme will support Pakistan to improve citizens’ trust and public confidence in rule of law, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable, including minorities, women and girls. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme will support Egypt’s economic reform agenda in support of the IMF programme. Security cooperation to reduce the threat of terrorism and extremism. Governance work to support a more open political environment. Education reform to improve learning outcomes for students. Work on migration to reduce the number of people seeking to undertake irregular journeys from Egypt. Research and analysis to build the evidence base of the CSSF programme. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme aims to provide immediate protection and humanitarian assistance through humanitarian search and rescue (SAR) operations in the Central Mediterranean and Aegean seas in support of European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) operations.
PRI works on penal and criminal justice reform worldwide. Our strategic goals for 2010-15 are: 1. Reduction in the use of imprisonment 2. Prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment 3. Incarceration of children as the last resort 4. A proportionate and sensitive response to women offending 5. A leading international resource for penal reform 6. Exploration of new ways and locations to promote penal reform. PRI's Head Office in London leads and co-ordinates international policy and advocacy activities, co-ordinates multi-regional programmes and supports PRI's Regional Offices in four regions and local partners in two further regions to implement country and regional programmes to achieve PRI's strategic goals. PRI Head Office also provides planning, programme development, fundraising, publications and online information and training resources, monitoring and evaluation functions as well as overall governance, personnel, administrative and financial management for PRI International.;
A programme of law enforcement capacity building activity benefiting ODA countries, which includes technical training and the provision of capability enhancing equipment and supports improved border capacity. More broadly Immigration Enforcement International's (IEI) work in this area promotes improved security system management and reform, including through projects designed to tackle the corruption that both enables irregular/illegal migration and adversely impacts development. Delivered through 27 ODA funded staff based across Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, South and South East Asia and the Middle East.
The Security Programme aims to support the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, 2018 (CHOGM) commitment of delivering “A More Secure Future” by: A more secure cyber environment that enables digital growth through a free, open and peaceful cyber space. Progress towards a Commonwealth without modern slavery, forced labour human trafficking and the worst forms of child labour and enhanced capacity within the Commonwealth to tackle online child sexual exploitation.
This programme aims to improve the capability of source and transit countries to tackle organised immigration crime (OIC); develop and enrich the intelligence picture of the threat of OIC; identify and investigate those involved; disrupt the use of enablers by organised criminals in facilitating OIC; and identify and recover illicit finances. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.
This programme aims to support the UN to address issues of conflict and instability in line with UK values – countering and preventing violent extremism, strengthening the role and voice of women, preventing sexual violence and abuse, protecting children and preventing mass atrocities