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Good news! A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

The new support forms part of a wider approach by the UK government to tackle the migrant crisis and will focus on the fragile and vulnerable states from which the majority of migrants are leaving. It includes an extra £100 million to support people in need in Syria and its neighbouring countries, and a £217 million package of support for refugees and vulnerable people in a number of African countries such as Central African Republic, Nigeria and South Sudan.

Millions of refugees and vulnerable people affected by conflict and instability will benefit from immediate, lifesaving support such as food and clean water.

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We love these landmine-sniffing rats!

Follow their life-saving story from Africa to Asia: https://www.apopo.org/en/cambodia
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Great news - today Ethiopia is holding its own Girl Summit!

By working together we CAN end FGM and child marriage in a generation.

Find out more: http://ow.ly/OMZu0


#‎EndFGM‬ ‪#‎FGM‬ ‪#‎FGC‬ ‪#‎childmarriage‬ ‪#‎girls‬ ‪#‎women‬ ‪#‎Ethiopia‬ ‪#‎Africa‬ ‪#‎aid‬ ‪#‎development‬ ‪#‎endchildmarriage‬ ‪#‎GirlSummit‬ ‪#‎UNICEF‬ ‪#‎GirlsNotBrides‬
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"If you educate a girl, you change her country. If you change her country, you can change the world."

Julia Gillard - Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Global Partnership for Education - blogs about the quest for quality education.

It's definitely worth a read: http://ow.ly/OtFCu 

Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID
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Good news! A new UK-US partnership that launched today will boost warning systems for natural disasters across the globe.

This new climate partnership will bring together DFID, the Met office, USAID, Google and others to improve forecasting and, ultimately, save lives across the developing world: http://ow.ly/O5o8Q

Picture: Unloading supplies from a helicopter following floods in Malawi in January 2015.
Picture credit: Concern Universal/Arjen van de Merwe
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We've been working with Practical Action for 50 years!

From growing pumpkins in floods to pedal powered cassava grinders, UK aid to Practical Action has improved the lives of millions of people thanks to clever, sustainable technology.

Take a look at our work together over the last 5 decades in this great new photo gallery: http://ow.ly/NP2qH
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New parents George and Rutendo talk to DFID’s Harriet Macdonald-Walker about raising a family in Zimbabwe.

From escaping violence to overcoming unemployment, they're working hard to create a good life for their son Nyasha.

Read their personal story here: http://socsi.in/PMye3
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With 1.3 million new jobs in 1 year, CDC is helping businesses in Africa and Asia to grow: http://www.cdcgroup.com/Media/News/cdc-results-2014/
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Catch up on all the excitement of yesterday's Michelle Obama visit!

Latest photos here: http://ow.ly/OqWEO 

All the news and announcements here: http://ow.ly/OqWAD 

 ‪#‎LetGirlsLearn
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"A girl is perfect. Why cut her...?"

We couldn't agree more. ‪#‎EndFGM‬
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Good news: the UK today announced extra support for people in Iraq who have been displaced from their homes by ISIL.

The £20 million in new funding will provide tens of thousands of the most vulnerable Iraqis, including women and girls, with access to water, medicine, and food, as well as cash assistance to buy essential supplies.

Find out more here: http://ow.ly/NSy7z

Picture: An Iraqi girl stands outside a tent supplied by UK aid in a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq. Credit: Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID
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Could you tell me how could i be a member of your organization?... ,im iraqi dentist woman like to help and work as a volunteer
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We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.
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We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.