DFID's announcement that hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans will receive life-saving support thanks to UK aid as the country faces a potentially catastrophic famine has received national and international coverage
DFID Media Team
International Development Secretary Alok Sharma made his first international visit to Nigeria to see how UK aid is helping to generate billions of pounds worth of trade and investment opportunities for African and British businesses.
The UK strongly condemns the appalling targeting of brave aid workers who risk their lives to save others. As the IDC acknowledge, DFID works closely with the FCO in calling for unhindered access for humanitarian aid and the upholding of International Humanitarian Law.
This week, the UK attended a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria. The UK is clear that violence must end and the Syrian regime and Russia must stop military action that is destroying so many innocent people’s lives.
Today (Tuesday 30 July), David Miliband, President and Chief Executive of the International Rescue Committee wrote in The Times’ Red Box column on the importance DFID’s independence. He wrote “DFID is a British success story of impact and influence” and …
Last week (Wednesday 24 July) Alok Sharma MP was appointed Secretary of State for International Development and welcomed his new Ministerial team to DFID. On his arrival, Mr Sharma said: “I am delighted to have been appointed International Development Secretary. …
The Daily Mail has run a critical article on Gertrude Maseko, the First Lady of Malawi, and linked this to UK aid spending in Malawi.
International Development Secretary Rory Stewart presented the UK’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) into progress towards the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) at the United Nations in New York.
International Development Minister Baroness Sugg last week announced a new UK aid package to prevent women dying from unsafe abortion around the world. On Thursday 18th July, she wrote in The Telegraph: Anne* was 14 years old when she was …
International Development Secretary Rory Stewart announces new support to deal with outbreak - ahead of the World Health Organisation calling it a public health emergency of international concern.