Latest official press releases from the DFID Press Office, listed from the present date back to January 2005.
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UKaid guarantees 600,000 children in Bangladesh a decent education
18 August 2009
The UK will guarantee that 600,000 of the poorest children in Bangladesh can continue to access decent pre-school and primary education through a new £18.5 million UKaid grant announced today.
Extra funding only available for the best performers – Alexander
12 August 2009
Douglas Alexander today made clear that extra UK funding will only be available to international agencies that deliver results.
Volunteering overseas gives young Brits a taste of a new life
Young people in the UK are being given the opportunity to open their world up by volunteering on community projects overseas through a fully funded scheme from DFID called Platform2.
UK reviews education programme in the developing world
06 August 2009
The UK is set to remodel its education programme in the world’s poorest countries in an attempt to help children who are considered the hardest to reach and revive international efforts to get all primary aged children into school by 2015.
UK supports mine clearance in Sri Lanka
The UK today announced new support to clear northern Sri Lanka of thousands of mines and unexploded bombs left over from decades of fighting.
Land registration project to help Rwanda recover from conflict
05 August 2009
Men and women across Rwanda will be able to officially claim their right to land for the first time through a major new UK-funded project launched today, ending a source of violent conflict and dispute.
Weakening Taliban and strengthening Afghan state are vital, says Douglas Alexander
30 July 2009
Weakening Taliban and strengthening Afghan state are vital
British minister announces further UK development support to the Afghan government
27 July 2009
Douglas Alexander today outlined a total of £255m of UK development support for the Afghan government, spread over the next four years, at a press conference in Kabul.
International Development Secretary visits integration and education projects in Cardiff
23 July 2009
International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander today launched a newsletter highlighting the UK development work in Somalia during a visit to two projects in Cardiff.
UK aid helps Sri Lanka recover after decades of fighting
14 July 2009
The UK has today committed to help rebuild the lives and livelihoods of the 284,000 Sri Lankans who were forced to flee their homes during the recent fighting.
UK launches new plan to support Bangladesh’s fight against Climate Change
13 July 2009
The UK is today launching a major action plan to protect 15 million of the world’s poorest people from the devastating impact of climate change in some of most high-risk flood areas on the planet.
London students meet Development Minister and make personal promises to help the world’s poorest
10 July 2009
London Students Meet Development Minister and Make Personal Promises to Help the World’s Poorest
New poverty plan will help millions - Alexander
06 July 2009
A new poverty action plan to help the world’s poorest people cope with the economic crisis was announced today by International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander
UK helps hi-tech fishers on International Co-ops Day
05 July 2009
A new system which will allow fishermen and women in Kenya to access real time information on buyers and current selling prices on their mobile phones is one of the projects to benefit from £5 million funding.
UK school children present government minister with over 230 000 letters of support for children affected by conflict
24 June 2009
Today, International Development Minister Mike Foster was presented with a campaign letter from 12 young people on behalf of over 230,000 UK school children.
UK £60 million support for Zimbabwe announced today
22 June 2009
A £60 million package of UK support for the people of Zimbabwe will be crucial in helping the country get back on its feet, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said today.
Developing world left behind in the news agenda
'International' television news focuses on a very limited number of stories and countries, with just three countries accounting for over half of all international news over the period studied.
Ministers of finance and global health leaders fulfill promise to combat world’s greatest vaccine-preventable killer of children
12 June 2009
Signatory event marks the start of Advance Market Commitment to speed up delivery of pneumococcal vaccines
Food for Thought: Putting more ethical products from Africa on our shelves
10 June 2009
New African products will appear on supermarket shelves thanks to a new fund formally launched today by Trade and Development Minister, Gareth Thomas.
Changing the image of UK Fashion: Government launches fund to make fashion industry more ethical
09 June 2009
Gareth Thomas launched RAGS with a group of models wearing ethical fashion items as part of the first ever World Trade Week UK; an event to highlight the importance of trade as a tool for recovery from the global economic downturn.
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