1. East Africa Food Crisis - November 2011


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    East Africa is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis due to drought. More than 13 million people are affected, more than the combined population of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Britain is providing lifesaving aid for over three million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia and the UK is now calling on more countries to follow its lead and step up their help for the crisis. Find out more at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/News/Latest-news/2011/British-aid-battles-starvation-in-Africa/

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    • Connecting Classrooms - application guidance


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      Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools funded by the British Council and the Department of International Development. It is designed to help young people learn about global themes and become responsible global citizens, as well as giving them the skills to work in a worldwide economy. Apply for your own school partnership grant at britishcouncil.org/connectingclassrooms

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      • Lions Clubs International and GAVI Alliance join hands to fight measles


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        Hamburg, Germany, 8 July 2013 – The GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs International today announced a unique partnership designed to protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 430 people every day, mostly in developing countries. Under the partnership, Lions Clubs – the world’s largest service club organisation – will deploy its network of 1.35 million volunteers to raise US$ 30 million and to improve access to vaccines through the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership whose mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in the world’s poorest countries. The funds raised by the Lions will be matched by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$ 60 million. The announcement was made at the Lions Clubs’ 96th annual convention in Hamburg, Germany. “Lions Clubs International and its members are excited to continue our commitment to the fight against measles and rubella,” said Lions Clubs International Foundation Chair Wing-Kun Tam. “Through our joint efforts with GAVI and other partners, we will increase access to quality immunisation services at every level – globally, nationally and locally – to benefit children in developing countries.” Social mobilisation boost Lions Clubs and GAVI will work with ministries of health in developing countries to ensure children are vaccinated against measles and rubella. Lions will also play a key role in social mobilisation efforts by working work with local leaders, coordinating community-level publicity and serving as volunteers at vaccination centres. Measles kills about 160,000 people annually, mostly children under age five. GAVI provides the measles vaccine in a single shot with the vaccine against rubella (German measles). “This new partnership will bring us another step closer to effectively tackling measles and rubella, two serious infectious diseases,” said Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance. “Teaming up with the vast network of Lions Clubs worldwide will allow GAVI to immunise more children with the measles-rubella vaccine, ultimately reducing the number of measles deaths and cases of Congenital Rubella Syndrome.” Through our joint efforts with GAVI and other partners, we will increase access to quality immunisation services at every level – globally, nationally and locally – to benefit children in developing countries Wing-Kun Tam, Lions Clubs International Foundation Chair Lions Clubs has committed to raise US $30 million for GAVI immunisation programmes by 2017, when Lions Clubs celebrates its 100th anniversary. Under the GAVI Matching Fund, the UK and Gates Foundation match contributions to GAVI from corporations, foundations, their members, customers, employees and business partners with a goal of raising US$ 260 million for immunisation through 2015. “We are grateful for the continued and generous commitment of Lions Clubs International and its members to improving the health of the world’s poorest children,” said Bill Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “This partnership will help us urgently reach all children, no matter where they live, with the vaccines they need.” The partnership makes Lions Clubs the largest member of the GAVI Matching Fund, which now has secured more than US$ 145 million in private sector gifts and donor matches. Lions Clubs is the Matching Fund’s 10th member.

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        • Niger's Hunger


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          • Airport Project Press Conference - 23 July 2012


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            On Monday 23 July, 2012, it was announced the first airport project variation order had been signed. The variation allows for an extra 100m of concrete runway which makes it easier later to upgrade the airport to accept larger aircraft. Officials at the press conference included Janet Lawrence, St Helena's Airport Director; Miles Leask from Halcrow, and Deon De Jagger, Basil Read Airport Project Manager. Nigel Kirby, DFID's Project Manager for St Helena Airport also took part via video link.

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            • Documentary Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab 2018


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              Documentary on Education Reforms Initiative "Parho Punjab Barho Punjab"

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              • Make Aid Transparent


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                This is the video for the Make Aid Transparent campaign, which calls on governments to publish more and better information about the aid they give. You can find out more about aid transparency and sign the petition at www.makeaidtransparent.org This video has been released to the public domain according to the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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                • Andrew Mitchell in Pakistan


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                  Speaking on a visit to Pakistan, the Secretary of State said he was determined to make the country a higher priority for DFID, and that education would be one of his key areas of focus. To find out more see our news story at: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/News-Stories/2010/Pakistan-visit/

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                  • Alan Duncan visits Vietnam


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                    As part of a trip to attend a UN conference in Vietnam, Alan Duncan also visited some projects being supported by the UK. To find out more about how the UK Government is helping in Vietnam visit: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/vietnam

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                    • 1GOAL: Education for all in Nigeria


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                      To find out more about how the UK Government is helping in Nigeria visit: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/nigeria or http://www.dfid.gov.uk/1goal FIFA has committed to make education the lasting legacy of the 2010 World Cup by supporting a international campaign called 1GOAL. Led by the Global Campaign for Education, 1GOAL is proudly supported by UKaid from the Department for International Development.

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