In focus

Horn of Africa food crisis

Lifesaving UK government help for more than a million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

World Humanitarian Day 2011

Recognising the achievements of humanitarian workers around the world

Changing lives

This month find out how UK aid is tackling hunger by helping families to feed themselves

Aid reviews


Humanitarian Emergency Response Review

Results of Lord Ashdown's independent review


The future of UK aid

Changing lives, delivering results: our plans to help the world's poorest people


Action plans set out how we'll fight poverty

Operational plans for every country where DFID works now published

dfid bloggers

What did you do in your gap year? That’s a common question to ask in fresher’s week as students start college. I spent time backpacking around south east Asia around twenty years ago...

Ian Attfield

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Education Adviser, Zimbabwe