Humanitarian aid

  1. Ethiopia Tigray crisis: government forces shot at a UN truck

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    Video caption: The Ethiopian government has confirmed its troops shot at UN staff in the Tigray region

    The Ethiopian government has confirmed its troops shot at United Nations staff in the northern region of Tigray.

  2. States grant £10.3m to overseas aid commission in 2019

    Rebecca Thorn

    BBC News

    Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) received £10.3m in government grants during 2019, the charity commission's latest report has revealed.

    JOA is the island's States-governed organisation for international development and humanitarian aid across the world.

    Of last year's budget, nearly £6m was used for international development projects, in addition to £2.5m donated for emergency and humanitarian aid, and £1.6m allocated to local charities working abroad.

    The organisation has assisted with humanitarian crises across the globe, including the ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2018, and the hunger crisis in Yemen where more than 24 million people are in need of help.

    The JOA donated £442,600 and £400,000 respectively to charities working locally in these countries, the report shows.

    Dairy projects in Rwanda, which use Jersey cow genetics to improve milk production for farmers in the African country, received a grant of more than £1m the from JOA last year.

    The Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society plays a key role in the project by sharing their skills with smallholder farmers.

    Carolyn Labey, Chairman of Jersey Overseas Aid and Minister for International Development, said it had been "another fantastic year" despite the fact "a deadly new disease was racing around the globe".

  3. More aid needed for local groups?

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    Video caption: The pandemic has meant some international groups have pulled out of vulnerable regions

    The pandemic has meant some international groups have pulled out of vulnerable regions.

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    Video caption: Venezuela crisis: Lawmakers clash with soldiers over aid trucks

    Venezuelan lawmakers clashed with soldiers who were stopping trucks from receiving aid at the border.