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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people (1) displaced, and (2) facing a humanitarian crisis, in the northern Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa as a result of the insurgency by Boko Haram; and what assessment they have made of the needs of those people for aid. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL6380 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government supports the assessment of humanitarian needs in Northern Nigeria through OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Although figures are difficult to quantify, OCHA estimate 5.9 million people have been affected by the insurgency in northeast Nigeria and an estimated 350,000 people have been displacedsince May 2013, both within Nigeria and across the borders into Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Most displaced people are living in host communities, although around 5,000 are in camps. OCHA has assessed the priority needs of affected people as food, water, health and shelter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the crisis in the Central African Republic on the Building StabilityOverseas Strategy. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL7015 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has highlighted the importance of the cross-government approach set out in the Building Stability Overseas Strategy (BSOS), including rapid response, upstream prevention, and working in partnership with others in the international system. BSOS remains a core strategy for HMG's work in fragile and conflict-affected states.</p><p>In alignment with this, the UK continues to support international efforts to restore peace and security to CAR, some of which is funded by the Conflict Pool's Early Action Facility, which was created to support BSOS. We have provided logistical support to the French Operation Sangaris and £2m in non-lethal support to the African-led International Support Mission to the CAR (MISCA). The UK has committed £23m in humanitarian support to CAR since July 2013, funding a range of NGOs and UN agencies to provide access to protection, food, water, shelter, health and sanitation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
61545
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that long-term development projects can continue in South Sudan in areas not affected by the conflict. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL314 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Following a review of DFID South Sudan's strategic objectives and the ability of existing programmes to deliver in the new environment, Ministers approved an interim one-year strategy in February. The interim strategy prioritises life-saving interventions and humanitarian support, while protecting support for basic services and livelihoods, and core work on governance.</p><p> </p><p>Under the interim strategy we are continuing our development work on health, education and livelihoods. This includes support through the Health Pooled Fund, the Integrated Community Case Management project, the Girls' Education South Sudan project, the Building Resilience through Asset Creation and Enhancement Project and the Urban Food Security, Livelihoods and Markets project. In programming areas that are now affected by conflict we are working with implementers to develop emergency modalities which will allow continuing delivery where possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T13:49:46.0107761Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T13:49:46.0107761Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in South Sudan to prevent famine, to prevent the spread of cholera, and to promote humanitarian access. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL316 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK is a leading donor to the humanitarian response in South Sudan. We have announced £82.5 million for support inside the country, and £12.5 million for support to refugees. Improved access is critical to the effectiveness of the humanitarian response. At the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 20 May, the DFID Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State called on all parties to facilitate safe and speedy access. The FCO Minister for Africa also raised this with senior Ministers when he visited Juba in April. UK officials raise our concerns regularly with the parties in Juba and Addis Ababa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is actively supporting work to help tackle the food security crisis and cholera. We are providing £16 million of funding to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help provide food aid or cash for around 160,000 people, and £8.3 million to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to help provide livelihoods support for 40,000 households. To help counter the growing cholera epidemic our support through the United Nation's Children Fund (UNICEF - £4 million) will include funding for the UNICEF cholera response and for critical Water, Sanitation and Hygiene supplies. We are also funding two technical experts in the World Health Organisation (WHO) who are currently supporting the cholera response.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T13:33:49.7545357Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T13:33:49.7545357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer the question asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool on 11 June (HL Deb, col 418) about what action is being taken to ensure the safety of those reported to have fled the city of Mosul following its capture by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As of 17 June, following the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) –led alliance in Northern Iraq, the UK is providing an initial £3 million of emergency humanitarian assistance to help displaced civilians. Following an assessment of needs on the ground by DFID humanitarian experts who deployed to Erbil last Thursday 12 June, this includes:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(i) – Activation of the UK's Rapid Response Facility (RRF), which provides emergency support via pre-approved organisations in the event of a humanitarian crisis overseas. This initial package of UK support comprises clean water and sanitation, essential medicine, women-friendly hygiene kits and basic household items, which will be provided from £2 million of RRF funding to NGOs in the region.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(ii) - Protection for vulnerable girls and women through the deployment of dedicated UN safety and welfare teams in key internally displaced person and refugee camp sites and areas, secured through £1 million of funding to the UNHCR.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK will continue to monitor the situation closely and we are considering urgently what other assistance we could provide.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T13:31:24.4176375Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T13:31:24.4176375Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what if at all is the funding shortfall for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Burma; and what additional funding the Department for International Development is providing to fill any funding gap. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL645 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID officials are in regular contact with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Burma. We have not been made aware of any critical funding shortfall for UNHCR, and have not been approached to fill any funding gap. DFID already provides a significant amount of humanitarian funding, including to UNHCR, for work with internally displaced people in Burma.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T16:14:19.5366293Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T16:14:19.5366293Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading BBC Media Action more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been provided to BBC Media Action by the Department for International Development; whether the criteria for funding allocation include consideration of projects in closed countries with least access to news; and how much has been allocated to projects seeking to reach the people of North Korea. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL810 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID does not have a bilateral programme with North Korea. Since 2011 DFID has provided £46.2m funding to BBC Media Action under a five year grant agreement.</p><p>The grant covers activities in eleven DFID priority countries, ten of which have been classified by ‘Freedom House' as ‘partly free' or ‘not free'. The criteria for country funding include the contribution to the grant's results framework, and fit within the UK aid programme. Whilst North Korea scores extremely badly on freedom of information and media, it is not one of the countries that DFID has prioritised in terms of focusing development resources to achieve poverty reduction.</p><p>DFID funded activities have reached 130 million people across 11 countries, mainly fragile states, with TV and radio programmes that are improving knowledge about key governance and health issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T15:21:26.3712901Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T15:21:26.3712901Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the analysis in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Global Trends Report of the number of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people worldwide. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL1009 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for International Development (DFID) is concerned by the increase in the number of people displaced from their homes in 2013 as highlighted in the Global Trends report. The report indicates the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced around the world now stands at 51.2 million, an increase of 6 million reported in 2012 and, for the first time since the end of World War II, exceeding 50 million people.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is providing assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in many of the world’s major crises. One of the agencies receiving support is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which works in over 120 country contexts to assist displaced people, including: Syria, Kenya, South Sudan and Afghanistan. This assistance helps to meet basic needs and helps displaced people rebuild their lives whilst they await return, integration into their new community/country or resettlement. Last year UNHCR received £94 million in UK funding.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T16:29:29.9370829Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T16:29:29.9370829Z
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' report <i>Woman Alone</i>: <i>The fight for survival by Syria’s refugee women</i>; and of its assessment of the situation of Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan which are headed by women. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL1010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK welcomes the publication of this report, which highlights the distressing reality for women and girls affected by the crisis in Syria. Our assessment is that it accurately describes many of the hardships faced by refugee women who have become heads of their households as a result of the conflict, but also their resilience and bravery in the face of such hardships.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T14:21:57.758556Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T14:21:57.758556Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote humanitarian access and improve ambient security in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Security is the overriding factor in enabling humanitarian access and the UK is playing a strong role as part of the international community’s response. We provided early support to the deployment of the African Union mission (MISCA), as well as to the EU security mission (EUFOR) and co-sponsored the UN Security Council Resolution that authorised a UN Peacekeeping Operation (PKO) which will deploy in September.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-29T16:52:39.4898401Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T16:52:39.4898401Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter