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Minister for Africa visits Sudan to strengthen UK’s commitment to long term future growth

Minister for Africa visits Sudan to strengthen UK’s commitment to long term future growth

Harriett Baldwin emphasises UK's commitment to helping Sudan become more stable and prosperous.

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UK Minister for Africa condemns ongoing conflict in South Sudan

UK Minister for Africa condemns ongoing conflict in South Sudan

Harriet Baldwin meets with First Vice President.

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Prosperity Fund Business Forum, 20 June 2018

Prosperity Fund Business Forum, 20 June 2018

Ministers and business leaders came together to discuss building economic partnerships with the developing world.

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How the UK is helping to tackle Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

How the UK is helping to tackle Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

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How the UK is helping to tackle Ebola in the DRC

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.

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UK response to Ebola cases in the DRC

UK response to Ebola cases in the DRC

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.

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UK creating jobs and getting children into school to help Jordan remain a beacon of hope and security

UK creating jobs and getting children into school to help Jordan remain a beacon of hope and security

UK aid will boost the resilience and inclusivity of Jordan’s economy so that the country can remain a beacon of hope and security in the Middle East, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in Amman today (Tuesday 10 April).

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UK aid package to create jobs and improve infrastructure in Lebanon

UK aid package to create jobs and improve infrastructure in Lebanon

A package of UK aid support to Lebanon will create jobs for local people and Syrian refugees and improve infrastructure to boost economic development

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Penny Mordaunt statement on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

Penny Mordaunt statement on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

International Development Secretary reacts to the release of the Joint Response Plan.

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UK aid provides healthcare and education to Palestinian refugees

UK aid provides healthcare and education to Palestinian refugees

Minister highlights UK’s commitment to supporting Palestinian refugees and calls on other countries to do more

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New UK Saudi Arabia partnership to boost livelihoods and economic development in world’s poorest countries

New UK Saudi Arabia partnership to boost livelihoods and economic development in world’s poorest countries

UK and Saudi Arabia announce new partnership on Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia's first visit

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Penny Mordaunt's statement on Eastern Ghouta

Penny Mordaunt's statement on Eastern Ghouta

International Development Secretary's statement on the joint aid convoy which was forced to halt its work.

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UK aid supports Nursing Now campaign to empower nurses in the world’s poorest countries

UK aid supports Nursing Now campaign to empower nurses in the world’s poorest countries

International Development Minister Harriett Baldwin today announced DFID will support the training of nurses and midwives in developing countries, to improve the quality of care, keep their own patients healthy and save more lives.

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New partnership with UK charities to tackle global challenges

New partnership with UK charities to tackle global challenges

International Development Secretary announces extra support to the UK’s biggest group of international development charities which will allow them to work more closely with the private sector

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Penny Mordaunt represents UK Prime Minister at Sahel Conference

Penny Mordaunt represents UK Prime Minister at Sahel Conference

The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has reiterated the UK’s commitment to working with European partners to support the Sahel area of Africa to fight extremism and poverty, at a major conference in Brussels today.

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Letter from International Development Secretary to NGOs

Letter from International Development Secretary to NGOs

Penny Mordaunt has written to UK charities who work overseas about tackling sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.

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Penny Mordaunt calls for action on sexual abuse within aid sector

Penny Mordaunt calls for action on sexual abuse within aid sector

International Development Secretary tells the international aid community to urgently stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

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Penny Mordaunt calls for action on sexual abuse within aid sector

Penny Mordaunt calls for action on sexual abuse within aid sector

International Development Secretary tells the international aid community to urgently stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

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UK leading transparency revolution for empowerment and growth

UK leading transparency revolution for empowerment and growth

The UK is driving greater transparency across the developing countries we work in to deliver greater value for money and accountability, boosting economic growth and improving the lives of poor people.

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A service to remember Becky Dykes

A service to remember Becky Dykes

Statements from International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Becky's family.

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International Development Secretary praises rapid plague response

International Development Secretary praises rapid plague response

UK aid has been vital in containing the deadly plague outbreak in Madagascar to stop it spreading to other countries

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Penny Mordaunt calls for continued commercial and aid access throughout Yemen?

Penny Mordaunt calls for continued commercial and aid access throughout Yemen?

All parties to the conflict must continue to allow unhindered commercial and humanitarian access throughout Yemen to avert the risk of mass starvation.

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Join Healthcare UK at Arab Health 2018

Join Healthcare UK at Arab Health 2018

Be part of the largest healthcare event in the Middle East

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DFID staff recognised in New Year Honours

DFID staff recognised in New Year Honours

Dr Phil Evans and Bill Kilby recognised in the New Year Honour list

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Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel

Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel

International Development Secretary Priti Patel said:

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UK leadership secures vital progress to modernise international aid rules

UK leadership secures vital progress to modernise international aid rules

The UK has today secured important progress at the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) meetings in Paris.

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£1.3m raised for Hurricane Irma British Red Cross Appeal

£1.3m raised for Hurricane Irma British Red Cross Appeal

Public has donated over £650,000 since the appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made.

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Urban innovation in Singapore: opportunities for the UK

Urban innovation in Singapore: opportunities for the UK

UK SMEs will travel to Singapore to meet potential partners this week - and there’s a chance for you to join the next mission in 2018.

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Violence in Burma: statement from Priti Patel

Violence in Burma: statement from Priti Patel

International Development Secretary condemns the violence in Burma and announces £5 million to provide vital assistance.

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UK aid support to victims of devastating floods in South Asia

UK aid support to victims of devastating floods in South Asia

The UK has stepped up its support for communities worst affected by flooding in Nepal, and continues to provide assistance in Bangladesh.

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Tackling drug resistance: UK China funding competition announced

Tackling drug resistance: UK China funding competition announced

A new competition for 2018 will make up to £10 million available to UK organisations to work with Chinese partners.

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Priti Patel: taxpayers’ money is making the difference between life and death in East Africa but Britain cannot act alone

Priti Patel: taxpayers’ money is making the difference between life and death in East Africa but Britain cannot act alone

The International Development Secretary's opinion editorial on the i newspaper highlighting the UK leadership and calling on the international community to step up efforts to help people in drought-hit East Africa.

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Armed Forces Muslim Forum Celebrates Eid with the Muslim Community

Armed Forces Muslim Forum Celebrates Eid with the Muslim Community

The Armed Forces Muslim Forum and members of the Muslim community gathered for an Eid dinner on HMS President to mark the end of Ramadan.

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International Development Secretary visits Catterick Garrison

International Development Secretary visits Catterick Garrison

Priti Patel meets members of 32 Engineer Regiment as they prepare to deploy in support of the UN Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

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Africa Minister Stewart: UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Uganda

Africa Minister Stewart: UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Uganda

Minister for Africa Rory Stewart has visited Uganda to build the bilateral relationship, discuss regional challenges and see first-hand how UK aid is providing lifesaving support and hope for hundreds of thousands fleeing South Sudan’s brutal war.

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Government awards over £120 million for global health research

Government awards over £120 million for global health research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) led the open competition for funding into research into worldwide disease and infection.

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Family Planning Summit 2017

Family Planning Summit 2017

The UK hosted a major international summit on family planning, in partnership with UN Population Fund and the Gates Foundation.

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Priti Patel statement on the liberation of Mosul

Priti Patel statement on the liberation of Mosul

International Development Secretary comments on the liberation of Mosul, following the Iraqi Prime Minister's formal declaration.

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Tackling urban challenges in Guangdong: apply for funding

Tackling urban challenges in Guangdong: apply for funding

UK businesses can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Chinese partners on challenges faced by cities in Guandong province.

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UK co hosts international Family Planning Summit

UK co hosts international Family Planning Summit

Family planning champions to discuss commitments to increase access to family planning services for world's poorest girls and women.

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UK tackles deadly migration crisis in Central Mediterranean

UK tackles deadly migration crisis in Central Mediterranean

On Friday, the Prime Minister will announce new UK efforts to tackle the deadly migration crisis in the Central Mediterranean.

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Message from Rory Stewart, Minister for Africa

Message from Rory Stewart, Minister for Africa

Rory Stewart looking forward to learning from and building relationships with Africa.

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DFID staff recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

DFID staff recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Seven individuals named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list have been recognised for their work at the Department for International Development.

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Priti Patel reappointed as International Development Secretary

Priti Patel reappointed as International Development Secretary

Priti Patel is "delighted and honoured" to continue to help build a safer, healthier, more prosperous world, which protects Britain’s interests.

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The WHO – why everyone should care

The WHO – why everyone should care

Article by Dr David Nabarro, UK candidate for the WHO Director General's post

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