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Britain leads thousands of aid and diplomatic projects around the world.
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Tackling Conflict

Britain works with local governments, NGOs, charities and our own forces to tackle the causes of the instability, insecurity and conflict around the world, which is fundamental to reducing poverty and improving people's lives.

Joint statement on the 9th anniversary of the Syrian uprising

France, Germany, the UK and the US demand the Assad regime stop ruthless killing and engage in UN...

UK welcomes US deal with the Taliban

UK government welcomes the US-Taliban deal and calls on Afghan leaders to seize the opportunity t...

New sanctions increase pressure on Assad regime and its backers

EU imposes sanctions on business people who have helped prop up the destructive Syrian regime.

UK statement on the capture of Maarat Al Numan

Since April 2019, the Russian and regime offensive has killed more than 1,500 civilians and displ...

UK government statement on death of Daesh’s leader

UK reaction to announcement of the death of Daesh's leader Abu Bakr al -Baghdadi.

UK announces new aid package of £41 million for Lebanon

Minister of State for the Middle East Dr Andrew Murrison reiterates the UK's long-term commitment...

UK support for Syria crisis

The UK attended a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the deteriorat...

Returning refugees home and securing lasting peace in Iraq

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council briefing...

Recent violence and prospects for a truce in Libya

Statement at the Security Council briefing on the situation in Libya from Ambassador Karen Pie...

Wadi al Hummus: France, Germany, Spain and UK joint statement

Joint statement "strongly condemns" Israeli demolition of Palestinian buildings in Wadi al Hummu...

UK statement on civilian casualties in Idlib, Syria

UK Special Envoy to Syria condemns the recent airstrikes which killed over 50 civilians and calls...

Idlib attacks: Middle East minister condemns airstrikes on hospitals and schools

Minister of State for the Middle East, Andrew Murrison calls on Syrian regime and Russia to cease...

We urge all leaders to pursue a lasting legacy of peace

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Coun...

Statement from G 19+ ambassadors on Yemen

In a collective statement, G 19+ ambassadors express continued support for the UN-led political p...

'The need for peace has never been greater'

Four years on from the coalition intervention in Yemen the grave humanitarian crisis continues, s...

Somalia

Stamping out the use of child soldiers in Somalia

How the UK government is working with Somalia to ensure the practice of recruiting children to fi...

Yemen: Foreign Secretary to host meeting with Saudi, Emirati and US counterparts

Foreign Secretary to hold a meeting in London with international partners to discuss steps to...

A peaceful, inclusive and prosperous future for Afghanistan

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Coun...

Working to end Syrian people's eight years of suffering

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council briefing...

Security situation in north-east Syria remains volatile

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Secu...

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