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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 Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the political and economic situation in the Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 162463 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text Sudan faces a number of economic challenges. While US economic sanctions were lifted in late 2017, Sudan remains a challenging place to do business. The economic situation has been exacerbated by a shortage of foreign exchange which has resulted in fuel shortages. Sudan is still unable to access international financial assistance, in part due to its arrears to the International Monetary Fund and others and the failure to service its debt. Politically, the UK continues to work with the Government of Sudan to ensure that constitutional and political rights are respected. Sudan remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The UK continues to encourage Sudan to undertake macroeconomic and political reforms, including through the six-monthly Strategic Dialogue with the Government of Sudan. more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T13:32:00.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T13:32:00.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
937896
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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 Nigeria: Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to Nigerian communities affected by violence caused by (a) armed Fulani herders and (b) Boko Haram. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 162571 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by the suffering caused by ‎inter-communal violence between farmers and herders in Nigeria, with several serious clashes in recent weeks. We have raised our concerns over the violence at Federal, State and Local government level, as well as with religious leaders and advocacy groups. We continue to call for a solution that meets the needs of all the communities affected. DFID has supported a number of initiatives that have brought communities together and provided livelihoods and economic opportunities in the affected areas. DFID also provides significant support to communities in the north-east affected by the Boko Haram conflict and is one of the leading international donors to the humanitarian response, delivering urgent aid to save lives and minimise suffering. DFID is investing £300 million over five years, reaching one million people in 2017/18 alone with life-saving food assistance, 532,000 with clean water and 196,000 with healthcare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T13:34:13.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T13:34:13.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
937843
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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 Sudan: Economic Growth more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will increase her Department's support for economic development and growth in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 162465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage Sudan to undertake the macroeconomic reforms necessary to reduce economic risks, support the most vulnerable in society, and attract international investment. The UK has been working with the international community to galvanize support to help Sudan commit to and deliver a series of macroeconomic reforms while simultaneously managing the impact of reform on the poorest.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support those in need as a result of economic decline, including £12 million of DFID Sudan’s humanitarian budget which provides food security and livelihoods for over 490,000 vulnerable displaced people in Sudan, with a focus on Darfur. DFID has also allocated an additional £5 million to respond to the urgent needs of nearly 100,000 South Sudanese refugees, with food security and livelihoods the primary focus of support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T14:56:01.323Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:56:01.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
937862
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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: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes to prevent (a) rape, (b) child marriage and (c) suicide in relation to adolescent girls in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 162469 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has been characterised by appalling levels of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), including the pervasive use of rape as a weapon or war. In addition to conflict, underlying social practices such as intimate partner violence, and child and forced marriage, also continue to have a severe impact on South Sudan’s women and girls. According to a recent Plan International UK survey, 26 percent of adolescent girls interviewed have considered ending their own lives.</p><p>Through DFID, the UK is funding a four year, £14 million programme with the International Medical Corps, which includes a significant element for addressing SGBV; it reached over 387,000 women, girls, men, and boys with interventions in 2017.</p><p>DFID is also providing support to women and girls through our contributions to South Sudan’s health and education sectors: we are the lead donor to the Health Pooled Fund, through which we are supporting 800 frontline health centres across the country; in addition, the Girls Education in South Sudan programme supports over 3,600 schools, helping to keep a quarter of a million girls in class. From 2018 to 2024, the UK will support up to 300,000 girls with cash transfers, helping them to stay in school longer and combating incentives for child and forced marriage.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T13:36:04.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T13:36:04.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
937857
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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: Rohingya more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar signed by the UNHCR and UNDP to support the creation of conditions for the return of Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh, what steps her Department is taking to support that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 162554 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>I welcome the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Burmese Government and UN agencies, which recognises that UNHCR should be the lead international agency on refugee returns. It indicates a greater willingness from the Burmese Government to engage with the international community on the Rohingya crisis. However, swift implementation will be key.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is continuing to push for access for the UN and others at the scale required to provide humanitarian and development support to all communities. We stand ready to do more once access allows, including exploring options to support the Government to make tangible progress, notably in the education sector. We will continue to look at how we can support creating the right conditions on the ground for credible returns up to international standards. We are also supporting partners who are assisting victims and building evidence, including on sexual violence crimes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T14:54:19.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:54:19.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this