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  1. UK aid-backed drone technology supports Ghana's coronavirus fight

    A partnership between UK aid and Gavi: the Vaccine Alliance, is supporting the Government of Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect coronavirus test samples.

  2. PM: Humanity must unite in the fight against disease

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson to host the Global Vaccine Summit virtually today.

  3. Yemen: new UK aid will help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

    A new package of funding for Yemen is to be announced today by the Foreign Secretary.

  4. UK aid supporting the fight against coronavirus in the Middle East

    The United Kingdom is working together with countries across the Middle East to tackle coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable

  5. UK calls for global action to protect vital money transfers

    UK and Switzerland call for countries to work together to make sure people can continue sending money to relatives in other countries during coronavirus outbreak

  6. UK to work with African Union to slow spread of coronavirus in Africa

    The UK will invest up to £20 million in the African Union’s new ‘African Union Covid19 Response Fund’ to tackle coronavirus and save lives.

  7. UK aid boost for charities fighting coronavirus

    International Development Secretary announces which charities and NGOs have received UK aid funding to help fight coronavirus in the developing world.

  8. UK Statement to the WTO General Council

    The UK's Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivered a statement to the WTO General Council on 15 May 2020.

  9. International COVID Response Oral Statement

    Secretary of State Rt.

  10. PM: ‘It’s humanity against the virus’

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will co-host the virtual Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference.

  11. DFID support for partners to deliver life-saving programmes

    The International Development Secretary sets out help for DFID's supply partners.

  12. UK leads global fight to protect up to 75 million children against deadly diseases

    New UK support to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to protect up to 75 million children against deadly diseases like measles, polio and typhoid.

  13. Statement on Global Vaccine Summit

    The UK hosted Global Vaccine Summit on June 4 will now be an entirely virtual event.

  14. UK leads way as nations endorse landmark pledge to make coronavirus vaccines and treatments available to all

    Countries from around the world today joined the UK in pledging to give everyone equal access to new coronavirus vaccines and treatments around the world.

  15. UK calls for ‘long term’ approach to prepare for future pandemics at World Bank meeting

    UK support to World Bank will help build more resilient economies in the developing world and support the global economic recovery

  16. UK leads global fight to prevent second wave of coronavirus

    Today's announcement of support to UK charities and international organisations will make the UK one of the biggest donors to the global response

  17. UK aid and Unilever to target a billion people in global handwashing campaign

    New £100 million campaign to reach up to a billion people globally will help stop the spread of coronavirus.

  18. PM announces record funding to find a coronavirus vaccine

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced record funding to find a coronavirus vaccine

  19. Fifth anniversary of the conflict in Yemen: joint statement

    The Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary urge parties to work towards a political solution to end the world's worst humanitarian crisis

  20. RAF delivers UK aid to Turkey for Syrians in crisis

    Vital humanitarian aid will provide much-needed relief amid worsening humanitarian crisis in Idlib.