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To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over six years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
To deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the North East of Nigeria. The programme will deliver humanitarian assistance in nutrition and food security; protection and Education in Emergencies; multi-sector support including health, water, shelter and livelihoods interventions; as well as enabling a more efficient response to the crisis, including strengthened government planning, budgeting and coordination; and risk management.
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.
To meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of conflict and disaster affected populations through provision of life-saving assistance and contribute to resilience building of benefitting households to withstand shocks.
The majority of the funding in this Business Case will provide lifesaving assistance in response to urgent humanitarian needs, while at the same time continuing to reform the international humanitarian response. Over five years the programme will aim to; Support over 620,000 people with food assistance, cash and voucher transfers; Provide up to 220,000 children under the age of 5 with nutrition related interventions; Provide over 1.1m people with greater access to clean drinking water and 900,000 with health care; Provide increased protection for over 195,000 children through improved access to education; Support over 12,000 trauma victims with medical, psycho-social or economic assistance; Provide safe humanitarian access through the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service. The programme will be delivered through both bilateral and multilateral partners, including the DRC Humanitarian Fund, ICRC, UN agencies, INGOs and private contractors.
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.
To ensure DFID and the international community is well prepared to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak in a timely and effective manner. In line with the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, this will ensure that lives are saved, livelihoods preserved and global health security is strengthened.
To save lives, reduce poverty and suffering of 400,000 crisis affected people in Burma and Burmese refugees in Thailand through providing humanitarian assistance, enhancing resilience and building local and international organisations’ capacity to respond to future humanitarian need in Burma
To provide life-saving assistance to around six million crisis-affected and vulnerable people across five Sahelian countries, Mali, Niger, Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. This support includes food and cash assistance for those suffering from food insecurity, therapeutic food and early detection of severe acute malnutrition, basic support to livelihoods through the provision of seeds and tools, animal food and animal vaccinations, improved access to safe water and hygiene, and emergency health and medicine. Research will be commissioned to build the evidence base for integrated nutrition assistance and to improve the understanding of required nutritional interventions in the Sahel.
The majority of the project budget focuses on the implementation of humanitarian programmes. This involves supporting and management of implementing partners. Broadly, this can be divided into three sections: ongoing large grants to INGOs; new calls for proposals for INGOS; and new calls for proposals for national NGOs.
To save lives and reduce suffering of the population affected by the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic, including refugees in the region. This will be achieved through by providing emergency healthcare, livelihoods support and protection activities. It will also focus on the improvement of accountability for affected populations through support to system-wide accountability project.
This fund provides support to small and medium scale new or emerging humanitarian responses in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme: greater use of evidence and innovation in humanitarian responsesUK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
This is business case 2/3 which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. This programme will develop and test innovative approaches to humanitarian practice; provide evidence of the cost effectiveness of investments in disaster risk reduction; provide new evidence on the scaling up of cash-based approaches; support better evidence on insurance as a risk management tool; and create new evidence on the best intervention to improve health and nutrition in emergencies.This is one of three business cases which implements the DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Strategy. Between 2000-2009, more than 2.2 billion people were affected by 4,484 natural disasters. Vulnerability to hazards is increasing as a result of demographic, political and environmental changes. Demand for humanitarian assistance is likely to rise while economic constraints are also increasing. In this context it is important to ensure that the most effective and cost efficient approch
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.
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.
To provide support for humanitarian and early recovery actions to meet emergency needs, improve living conditions and reduce vulnerabilities for conflict-affected communities in non-government controlled areas and among internally displaced persons and host communities in government-controlled areas of Eastern Ukraine.
The purpose of this programme is to build and improve public services for Kenyan citizens, particularly focusing at the county level where poverty exists and where public service delivery is poor. The programme will improve the ability of county governments to better plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of public services. This includes working with county governments to strengthen public financial management systems e.g. improving accounting, audit and procurement systems, to ensure that public money is effectively spent and can be accounted for. It also includes a focus on critical services for example health. The programme will help county governments to improve planning and allocation of budgets for different sectors.
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.
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.