The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest. They are ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

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Key Facts: DFID is made up of 5 Ministerial Departments, 21 Non-ministerial Departments, 378 agencies and other public bodies, 75 high profile groups, 10 public corporations, 3 devolved administrations and has a total of 2,852 employees.

An example of their work can be seen with their disaster response to the earthquake in Nepal. DFID provided over 220,000 people impacted by the Nepal earthquake with emergency shelter such as tarpaulin sheets, and over 60,000 people with more substantive temporary shelter which will tide people over as they rebuild their homes


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