UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) deploys to Sierra Leone

The UK-PHRST is deploying to Sierra Leone to help reduce the risk of a disease outbreak following the deadly landslides in Freetown. Following natural disasters, outbreaks of water borne diseases such as cholera can occur, particularly where there is a lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Given the scale of the disaster in Freetown, … Read more

New emergency UK aid for Sierra Leone landslide victims

UK steps up support to provide clean water, food and medicines to assist communities worst affected. The UK is stepping up with new emergency support that will provide clean water, food and medicines to assist people in the communities worst affected by the devastating floods and mudslide in Sierra Leone, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced … Read more

Rainford sixth formers heading to Ghana to build STEM centre

A group of year 12 students from Rainford Sixth Form are gearing up for a two-week adventure in Ghana, West Africa. The students have been busy fundraising throughout the year to fund their volunteering trip which will see them build Ghana’s first ever STEM centre. This will be the fourth year Rainford Sixth Form has … Read more

Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries

The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU’s new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results. Today, the Commission presents its first progress report on the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries to more … Read more

South Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens

The European Commission has released €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to South Sudan. The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016. The funding comes as the humanitarian situation worsens … Read more

EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries

This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the first of its kind between the EU and an African region pursuing economic integration. The signature took … Read more