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The Coalition Hosts Global Britain: UK Leadership in Global Health

The Coalition heard from senior speakers including The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care), Lord Crisp KCB (Chair, APPG for Global Health), Richard Clarke (Director-General for Policy, Research and Humanitarian, DFID), Kade Mondeh (Consultant Midwife, Barts Hospital), Dianne Stewart (Head of Donor Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria), Phil Thomson (President of Global Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline), Simon Wright (Director of International Development, Save the Children) and Theo Clarke (CEO, Coalition for Global Prosperity).

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View From Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp: Why Britain is Right to Invest in Development | Theo Clarke

Let me take you to northern Uganda on the border with South Sudan, where you will find one million refugees, brought there by war, disease and drought. And to the Bidi Bidi camp in particular, which I visited recently, where over 270,000 refugees now live. Refugee numbers here are growing faster than even in Syria, yet it’s a place largely forgotten by the world.

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The Coalition Visits Lebanon with George Freeman MP and Save the Children to see UK Aid First Hand

Our CEO Theo Clarke visited Lebanon with George Freeman MP to see the work of UK aid and how we are helping refugees from Syria in the region. Theo visited with unaccompanied children living in the Bekaa Valley to better understand how the UK is playing an important role in the crisis. The visit was organised by Save the Children and they also went to see a local school set up by Malala for Syrian girls.

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The Coalition Visits South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda with World Vision

In September our CEO Theo Clarke visited Bidi Bidi refugee camp in northern Uganda, where South Sudanese refugees have been fleeing across the border. Violence escalated in South Sudan in July 2016, and famine was declared by the UNHCR in February 2017. Due to an increase in international donor support, the famine was halted in June 2017. Whilst there Theo saw how UK aid is helping to provide vital support in terms of education, health care and food supplies. She also attended a livelihoods workshop where refugees are being taught key skills to become self-sufficient.

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