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News Releases relating to International Development

2017

Date
News ItemIntroduction
16-Oct Initiative to raise awareness of global issues The Isle of Man Government is set to work in partnership with the One World Centre to raise awareness of global development issues among local people.
09-Oct Isle of Man provides relief for world's fastest developing refugee emergency The Isle of Man has provided £100,000 towards humanitarian efforts on the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar, where up to 1.4 million people are in acute need.
19- Sept Manx support will provide sand dams to four communities in Kenya Isle of Man Government funding of £85,609 has been awarded to Excellent Development to construct four sand dams, which will provide life-changing support to communities in Kenya.
29-
Aug
Isle of Man provides grant support to Christian Aid projects in Kenya and Zimbabwe A donation of £62,000 has been provided from the Isle of Man Government's International Development Small Grants scheme to support two innovative projects to be delivered by Christian Aid in Africa
17-
July
Isle of Man funding supports replacement of two schools destroyed in Nepal earthquakes An Isle of Man charity and long-standing supporter of education projects in Nepal has secured a grant from the Isle of Man Government to replace two schools destroyed by earthquakes in 2015.
26- Jun Manx charity to provide support for primary school facilities in Uganda Funding provided by the Isle of Man Government will help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Uganda receive a better standard of education.
30-May Isle of Man increases support to two major humanitarian crises The Isle of Man has increased its support for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeals responding to the humanitarian crises in Yemen and East Africa.
26-May Applications invited for education and awareness grant The Isle of Man Government is seeking to work in partnership with the voluntary sector to raise awareness of global development issues among local people.
28-Apr Isle of Man pledges further support to worsening crisis in East Africa The Isle of Man has doubled its support for an appeal launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in East Africa.
27-Mar Manx charities invited to apply for International Development funding Applications are now open for Isle of Man registered charities looking for support to deliver International Development projects in developing countries.
21-Mar Isle of Man responds quickly to crisis in East Africa The Isle of Man has responded swiftly to an appeal launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to address the emerging crisis in East Africa.
14-Mar Isle of Man thanked for life-saving support to Yemen The Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has thanked the Isle of Man for its 'extraordinary support' towards the Yemen Crisis Appeal.
17 Feb Isle of Man to support Syrian refugees with additional funding The Isle of Man Government is strengthening its support for organisations dealing with the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria.

2016

Date
News ItemIntroduction
28-Jul Funding from Isle of Man supports efforts to prevent blindness in West Africa Funding provided by the Isle of Man has supported a campaign to eradicate a form of preventable blindness in one of the world's poorest countries.
6-Jan Isle of Man supports typhoon recovery and refugee relief effort Funding from the Isle of Man is continuing to support charities providing life-saving assistance to some of the world's most vulnerable people.

2015

Date
News ItemIntroduction
21-Sep Isle of Man providing long-term support to some of world's most vulnerable people The Isle of Man is continuing to provide vital support to improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people.
10-Sep Co-ordinated appeal to help Syrian refugees A co-ordinated Isle of Man appeal to raise funds for refugees fleeing Syria has launched today.
29-Jul Isle of Man supports vulnerable victims of African conflict The Isle of Man Government, through its International Development Committee (IDC) has agreed to give charities a total of £50,000 to help victims of conflict in Burundi and South Sudan.
10-Jun Isle of Man supports the Nepal relief effort The Isle of Man International Development Committee continues to support the people of Nepal.
30-Apr £100,000 to support the International response in Nepal The Isle of Man International Development Committee pledges to support the UK Disaster Emergency Committee's Appeal following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April.
21-Apr Isle of Man pledges aid to relief work in Vanuatu The Isle of Man Government's International Development Committee has responded to the crisis following the devastating damage caused by a category 5 cyclone to Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
25-Mar Committee supports emergency aid programmes The Isle of Man Government's International Development Committee is supporting three charities responding to humanitarian crises in the Lebanon, Mozambique and South America.
Emergency Aid
18-Nov International Development Committee pledges support for Ebola Crisis Appeal The Isle of Man International Development Committee has pledged £100,000 in support of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has caused misery to thousands of families in the region.
15-Aug Isle of Man supports response to crisis in Gaza Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting the international response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
23-Jul Emergency funding supports response to Ebola outbreak Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease in Sierra Leone.
04-Jul  Support for international aid programmes The International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers has responded to humanitarian crises in the Middle East and Northern Africa by providing support for two major charities.
08-Apr  Isle of Man supports response to international emergencies The Isle of Man Government's International Development Committee has announced funding for emergency aid projects in Zimbabwe and the Central African Republic.
19-Mar  IDC Chairman to assist World Bank talks in Sierra Leone The Chairman of the Isle of Man's International Development Committee has been invited by the World Bank to assist a review of its multimillion-pound fisheries support project in Sierra Leone.
28-Feb Isle of Man continues to support international community  The Isle of Man has been thanked for its contribution to international relief efforts in the wake of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

2014

Date
News ItemIntroduction
18-Nov International Development Committee pledges support for Ebola Crisis Appeal The Isle of Man International Development Committee has pledged £100,000 in support of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has caused misery to thousands of families in the region.
15-Aug Isle of Man supports response to crisis in Gaza Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting the international response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
23-Jul Emergency funding supports response to Ebola outbreak Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease in Sierra Leone.
04-Jul  Support for international aid programmes The International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers has responded to humanitarian crises in the Middle East and Northern Africa by providing support for two major charities.
08-Apr  Isle of Man supports response to international emergencies The Isle of Man Government's International Development Committee has announced funding for emergency aid projects in Zimbabwe and the Central African Republic.
19-Mar  IDC Chairman to assist World Bank talks in Sierra Leone The Chairman of the Isle of Man's International Development Committee has been invited by the World Bank to assist a review of its multimillion-pound fisheries support project in Sierra Leone.
28-Feb Isle of Man continues to support international community  The Isle of Man has been thanked for its contribution to international relief efforts in the wake of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Small Grants
17-Sep Deadline extended for small grant funding The deadline for applications for Small Grant funding from the International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers has been extended by one week to Friday 26 September.
12-Sep Deadline approaching for small grant funding The deadline is fast approaching for Isle of Man charities to apply for small grant funding from the International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers.

2013

Date
News ItemIntroduction
23-Dec  Isle of Man Government provides emergency aid for UK humanitarian charities The International Development Committee (IDC) of the Isle of Man Government has pledged a total of £50,000 in response to three emergency appeals for aid.
15-Nov  Manx support provides major boost to Sierra Leone fishermen Manx support lands $16 million catch for African fishermen.
13-Nov  Isle of Man Government pledges money for Philippines disaster The Government’s International Development Committee has agreed to provide £100,000 in emergency aid funding in response to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster that has hit the Philippines.
09-Oct Isle of Man Government provides emergency aid to five UK humanitarian charities The International Development Committee (IDC) of the Isle of Man Government has pledged a total of £150,000 to five UK humanitarian charities in response to six emergency appeals.
05-Sep Isle of Man thanked for Nepal school support The Government and people of the Isle of Man have been thanked for continuing to support the development of educational facilities in Nepal.
27-Jun Isle of Man Government funds emergency aid to Syria and Sierra Leone The International Development Committee (IDC) of the Isle of Man Government has agreed to provide a total of £150,000 funding to Concern UK and Human Appeal International in response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis, and to CAFOD to aid the combat of recurrent cholera in Sierra Leone
19-Apr Isle of Man supports global efforts to eradicate polio The Isle of Man is set to make a significant contribution to a campaign to rid the world of a debilitating and potentially fatal disease.
20-Feb Tristan Da Cunha couple begin work placements in the Isle of Man A couple from the remotest group of islands in the world are today (Tuesday,
February 19) starting special work placements in the Isle of Man.
28-Jan Isle of Man support secures future of international development programme The future of a highly acclaimed international development programme has been secured thanks to renewed support provided by the Isle of Man.
18-Jan Overseas funding body to change name to International Development Committee The Government body responsible for the provision of overseas development funding and emergency aid is set to undergo a significant transition during 2013.

2012

Date
News ItemIntroduction
30-Nov Isle of Man thanked for supporting relief efforts in Syria Emergency funding provided by the Isle of Man is playing a small but important part in helping to alleviate the humanitarian crisis triggered by unrest in Syria.
04-Sep  Isle of Man Government releases emergency funding for Sudan and Sierra Leone The Isle of Man Government's Overseas Aid Committee has agreed to provide £50,000 in response to emergencies in Sudan and Sierra Leone.
30-Aug Isle of Man funding helping to create a sustainable future for Kenyan farming communities An aid project funded by the Isle of Man Government is using an ancient technology to help hundreds of Kenyan farmers lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.
03-Jul  Isle of Man Government supports emergency relief for Yemen The Isle of Man Government's Overseas Aid Committee is supporting Oxfam in its response to the current food crisis in Yemen, where up to 10 million Yemenis face hunger.
05-Jun Emergency aid for flood victims in Nepal The Isle of Man Government's Overseas Aid Committee has agreed to donate £25,000 to respond to flash flooding which struck Nepal in May.
23-Mar Overseas Aid Committee supports funding for emergencies in Syria and South Sudan The Isle of Man Government’s Overseas Aid Committee has agreed to donate £24,410 to the charities British Red Cross and Red International to support those harmed as a result of the current unrest in Syria, in addition to providing almost £40,000 to Oxfam to help refugees from ongoing fighting in South Sudan
06-Feb Isle of Man Government thanked by people of Nepal The Isle of Man Government has been thanked for its long-standing support towards the development of educational facilities in Nepal.
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