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751993
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure their emergency funding for displaced people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains reaches displaced minorities such as the Yazidis and Christians; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which their policy of neutrality and impartiality will lead to the inclusion or exclusion of those who have been subject to genocide. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL829 more like this
HL830 more like this
HL831 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751994
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from Dr Russell Blacker and representatives of charities and relief organisations involved with northern Iraq, along with Members of both Houses, for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for International Development, to discuss support for minority communities subjected to genocide in northern Iraq; and, if so, how they intend to respond. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL828 more like this
HL830 more like this
HL831 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.16Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751995
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that Christians and Yazidis who have been victims of genocide in Syria and Iraq do not use UN camps because of oppression and persecution that they have experienced within them, and (2) from Jordanian military officials that ISIS jihadis have infiltrated many such camps. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL828 more like this
HL829 more like this
HL831 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.29Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751996
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether Department for International Development assessors arranged to meet (1) twice with Christians in the Kurdish–Northern Iraq regions, and (2) with those who have given evidence to DfID about the failure to provide support to victims of genocide in northern Iraq and Syria; and if so, whether those assessors failed to attend those meetings in 2015 and subsequently. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL831 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL828 more like this
HL829 more like this
HL830 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.43Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752753
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 Nigeria: Education more like this
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25259
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 steps the Government is taking to support the provision of education for the children of Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UK supported education programmes are delivering school improvements, addressing barriers that girls face in attending schools, improving teacher development systems and generating evidence on what works to improve learning outcomes for children. They have delivered these services to over 7 million children across 11 states in Nigeria since 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:24:21.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:24:21.337Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4479
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
752752
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 Nigeria: Education more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to increase the proportion of the Government's international aid budget spent on education in Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
star this property uin 5171 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The education budget in Nigeria is likely to remain around the same proportion as it is currently. The UK is establishing an education in emergencies programme in North-East Nigeria which is supporting delivery of education during the crisis, in addition to the current education portfolio.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:25:00.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:25:00.62Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4479
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
752407
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call for ethnic and religious minorities to be added to the UN’s diversity approach to humanitarian assistance; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which UN agencies have (1) protected religious freedom, (2) guaranteed the safety of religious minorities within their remits, and (3) provided equal and impartial support and access to services. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL853 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK’s humanitarian aid operates under International Humanitarian Law and is provided based on need. It must be available to people of all faiths and of none. All UN agencies are required to carry out comprehensive vulnerability assessments to ensure aid is reaching those most in need, including those from religious minorities. We do not intend to call for ethnic and religious minorities to be added. The Multilateral Development Review restated our vision of building open societies, where no-one is held back by their gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation, disability or belief system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:54.293Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:54.293Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751174
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, following the capture of Mosul by the government of Iraq, how they will be working with the government of Iraq to aid the return of those who fled the city when it was captured by Isil. more like this
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Lord McInnes of Kilwinning more like this
star this property uin HL771 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK works with the Government of Iraq (GOI) to aid the return of those who fled Mosul through the GOI Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC) in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) in Erbil. These institutions work together with other partners, including the UN, to coordinate humanitarian support for Iraqis who are still displaced as well as those who are returning home. Through the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation, the UK is supporting the Government of Iraq’s efforts to enable people to return home – for example, by restoring water infrastructure in East Mosul. 90% of East Mosul’s residents have now returned to their homes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:27:09.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:27:09.37Z
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1091
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4576
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McInnes of Kilwinning more like this
752983
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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: Education more like this
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25259
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 proportion of the Government's international aid budget is spent on education in Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK spent £30.2 million on education programmes in 2016/17 which represents around 10% of DFID's bilateral support to Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:47.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:47.397Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4479
unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
752014
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ensure that UK funding which is intended to mitigate the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean is not used to finance the indefinite detention of migrant and refugee children. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK contribution to the Mediterranean migration crisis is delivered through trusted humanitarian agencies such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Through these agencies, UK aid in detention centres is specifically designed to protect migrants’ and refugees’ human rights and meet basic needs, including by advocating for alternatives to detention for vulnerable groups like children. We also assist migrants to return home, if they wish to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:25:24.663Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:25:24.663Z
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1091
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this