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Posts Tagged ‘UK Department for International Development’ (5 found)

Boost for Burma with new UK funding

The UK remains committed to supporting Burma to reach its potential as a peaceful and prosperous country that respects the human rights of its entire people, International Development Minister Desmond Swayne said while announcing new funding at a reception to mark 10 years of DFID’s presence in Burma […]

August 28, 2014  •  By UK Department for International Development  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Calls for DFID Burma Census Inquiry Top 1,000

More than a thousand people have written to Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, calling for an inquiry into why the Department for International Development (DFID) spent 10m on Burma’s disastrous census earlier this year. DFID has not yet responded to these calls […]

June 30, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women From Burma Delegation Speaks In British Parliament

A delegation of women from Burma will speak at a meeting in the British Parliament today. They will be speaking about the ongoing use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army, as well as the situation in Kachin State highlighting the ongoing military offensive and humanitarian assistance for IDPs, Karen and Shan State, refugees return, the peace process and new laws restricting freedom of autonomy to choose the religion and women’s rights […]

June 17, 2014  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

DFID Should Conduct Inquiry Into Burma Census Funding

Burma Campaign UK is calling on Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, to conduct an inquiry into the decision making process which led to the Department for International Development (DFID) giving the government of Burma £10m ($16m) of British aid money for Burma’s controversial census […]

April 9, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint FCO-DFID Call for Urgent Restoration Humanitarian Access to all Communities in Rakhine State. Mr Swire Summons Burmese Ambassador

We continue to be gravely concerned by the situation in Rakhine State, Burma. The already dire humanitarian situation has deteriorated following the expulsion of Médecins Sans Frontières in February, and violence against the offices and residences of humanitarian aid workers in March, leading to the forced cessation of critical humanitarian relief operations. As a result, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Rakhine, mainly from the Rohingya community, are not receiving vital medical and humanitarian aid […]

April 7, 2014  •  By UK Department for International Development and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤