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WATCH: life-saving UK aid delivered by World Food Programme to people in need in Somalia.

It's been an amazing response by the British public to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal - and UK aid is already reaching those in need.

New UK aid will double the impact of public donations this weekend up to additional £5m and ensure agencies working on the ground can...
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This weekend the UK Government will match the next £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal.

New UK aid will double the impact of public donations up to additional £5 million and ensure charities working on ground can reach even more people.

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Incredible! We said we'd match donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal pound for pound up to £5 million. You donated £7 million in the first 24 hours, so that's £12 million raised already!

Aid is getting through, but much more is still needed. Don't delay, donate - please give whatever you can at: [ Bit.ly Link ]
DONATE NOW! The UK Government will match donations made by the British public to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal up to £5 million: [ Dec.org.uk Link ]
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DONATE NOW! We will match donations made by the British public to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal up to £5 million: bit.ly/2mFPaQU

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The UK is leading the way in providing urgent life-saving support to famine-affected South Sudan and three further countries at risk of famine - Somalia, North East Nigeria and Yemen.
Picture: Emergency UK aid food supplies ready for distribution in Somalia to help prevent famine.
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Fourteen-year-old Sabreen was forced to leave home in Hasakeh, Syria and then coerced into an early marriage when she reached Domiz camp. Sabreen suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her husband.
"My marriage only lasted three months but during that time I was abused every day, sometime even five times a day. Now, I'm trying to help others learn from my experiences. I tell them...
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The May elections are #OnYourDoorstep. Get ready to vote now to have your say: [ Gov.uk Link ]

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Twenty DFID staff who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan joined 2,500 other British citizens and military personnel at ceremony in London today, where Her Majesty the Queen unveiled a memorial to all of those of those who have served in those countries since 2001. Meet some of them here: [ Gov.uk Link ]

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It’s International Women’s Day!

From Afghanistan to Zambia, women are a powerful force for change.

LATEST BLOG: 8 women, 8 inspiring stories of courage, bravery and strength [ Bit.ly Link ]

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“A girl is more powerful than anyone else” - Janet. Aunt, mother, FGM campaigner.

On International Women's Day, hear from 8 strong, bold and courageous women who are changing their worlds and inspiring change in others [ Bit.ly Link ]

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WATCH: Development Secretary Priti Patel on International Women’s Day.

“We all know that women are part of the solution. Women’s participation in education, health, politics and peace building increases the chance of a more prosperous and stable future.”

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Bold. Courageous. Strong.

Campaigners. Leaders. Entrepreneurs.

Mothers. Sisters. Daughters.

These women are changing their worlds and inspiring change in others.

Get the full story here! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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“I don’t want to give birth again if it means we will have trouble looking after our children. I want to wait until things are better.”

Like most mothers, Philomena wants her kids to grow up happy and healthy. And getting access to family planning helps.

Philomena now has a three-year implant thanks to support from UK aid. This means she can space future pregnancies and manage the size of...
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NEW: Our latest story from Tanzania!

"I want to invest in my children."

Business owner. Mother. Family planner. Mary has decided how many kids she wants. And family planning services, provided by UK aid, help her stay in control.

For Mary, this means she can support her eldest daughter's dreams to be a doctor. Her hopes are high.

Hear more from Mary and 7 other women who are changing...
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"What drives me? To give these girls a chance, an opportunity to reach their potential through education."
Meet Akuja, who is changing the world by helping girls go to school in South Sudan: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8th March, meet the women who are changing their worlds and inspiring change in others. #BeBoldForChange #GlobalBritain #IWD2017
From vaccinating kids against polio in Afghanistan to helping children overcome the horrors of the Syrian war, women are a powerful force for change.

Meet the women who are changing their worlds and inspiring change in others [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Priti Patel sets out a 5 point action plan and calls on the international community to improve global response to humanitarian crises:

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“I’m proud that the UK is helping the poorest and most vulnerable girls and women around the world to reach their potential.”

WATCH: Development Secretary Priti Patel ahead of next week’s International Women’s Day.

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