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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 World Bank 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 discussions they have held with the World Bank about the Bank’s policies regarding safeguards for indigenous peoples. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1669 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the draft framework as an important step forward in updating the Bank’s approach to safeguards and as a good basis for further consultation. We will continue to engage with World Bank management as the framework is developed further during the second consultation stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1670 more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:47:30.2215958Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:47:30.2215958Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
79781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 World Bank more like this
star this property house id 2 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 decisions taken at the World Bank’s Executive Board meeting on 30 July 2014. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1670 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the draft framework as an important step forward in updating the Bank’s approach to safeguards and as a good basis for further consultation. We will continue to engage with World Bank management as the framework is developed further during the second consultation stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1669 more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:47:29.4493056Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:47:29.4493056Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
93674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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 Ebola more like this
star this property house id 2 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 is their assessment of the remarks of Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, about the ebola outbreak; and what is their current assessment of the projected number of fatalities in West Africa. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2103 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>We share the WHO’s concerns about the potential scale and global threat posed by the Ebola outbreak. According to the latest WHO data, there have been 4493 deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as of 12 October. The US Centre for Disease Control estimates that the number of cases in West Africa could reach 1.4 million by January 2015. In response to the outbreak, the UK is playing a leading role in the international response, and has committed £125 million to contain, control and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:34:09.0084151Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:34:09.0084151Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
92402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the recommendations of the Oxfam Report <i>From Crisis to Catastrophe, food security in South Sudan</i>, published on 6 October, are implemented. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1964 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, and have recently announced a further £25 million of humanitarian assistance, making the UK one of the largest donors to the response with total contributions of £150 million this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK support has enabled humanitarian agencies to provide essential assistance in both United Nations camps and ‘hard-to-reach’ areas. Our assistance is providing more than 400,000 people with emergency food and/or livelihoods, 170,000 people with clean water, and 180,000 with improved hygiene and sanitation, and will assist thousands more this year. The UK is also ensuring that its development programmes contribute where possible, by maintaining health and education services through local systems; and by building the resilience of households through livelihoods programmes. We have also funded dozens of staff to key positions in the UN to assist with coordination and planning.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This assistance has helped to prevent deterioration of food security to famine levels. It has also helped agencies deal with the recent cholera outbreak, and provided support to survivors of sexual violence. However, we remain concerned about the humanitarian situation moving into 2015, with the risk of famine still real if conflict continues. Security and access remain major constraints to reaching those in need, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. We continue to stress the important need for all parties to respect the cessation of hostilities, and to allow unhampered access for humanitarian assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage on the recommendations in the report in our role as member of the Security Council and in discussions with UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Governments of the region, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1965 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:35:16.5831349Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:35:16.5831349Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
star this property tabling member
738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
92403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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
star this property house id 2 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 is their assessment of the Oxfam Report <i>From Crisis to Catastrophe, food security in South Sudan</i>; and, in particular, how they will (1) assist the humanitarian efforts to create better conditions in United Nations camps, (2) improve co-ordination and delivery of aid to where people are, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, (3) ensure that diverse and sustainable interventions are made, building on local systems, and (4) improve management and planning to prevent future delays. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1965 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, and have recently announced a further £25 million of humanitarian assistance, making the UK one of the largest donors to the response with total contributions of £150 million this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK support has enabled humanitarian agencies to provide essential assistance in both United Nations camps and ‘hard-to-reach’ areas. Our assistance is providing more than 400,000 people with emergency food and/or livelihoods, 170,000 people with clean water, and 180,000 with improved hygiene and sanitation, and will assist thousands more this year. The UK is also ensuring that its development programmes contribute where possible, by maintaining health and education services through local systems; and by building the resilience of households through livelihoods programmes. We have also funded dozens of staff to key positions in the UN to assist with coordination and planning.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This assistance has helped to prevent deterioration of food security to famine levels. It has also helped agencies deal with the recent cholera outbreak, and provided support to survivors of sexual violence. However, we remain concerned about the humanitarian situation moving into 2015, with the risk of famine still real if conflict continues. Security and access remain major constraints to reaching those in need, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. We continue to stress the important need for all parties to respect the cessation of hostilities, and to allow unhampered access for humanitarian assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage on the recommendations in the report in our role as member of the Security Council and in discussions with UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Governments of the region, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1964 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:35:17.2220498Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:35:17.2220498Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
62801
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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 Angola more like this
star this property house id 2 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 discussions they have had regarding the food situation in Angola; and whether they will use their trade partnership with that country to encourage the government of Angola to act to avert a humanitarian crisis. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL481 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p>We have not had recent bilateral discussions with the Government of Angola regarding the food situation. The Government of Angola is leading the food assistance programme to respond to the situation and is best placed to prepare for and lead the response to humanitarian disasters with the support of UN partners. The UK government does not have a bilateral development programme in Angola, but will continue to monitor the humanitarian situation.</p><p>Under the High Level Prosperity (HLP) Partnership, the UK Government also works closely with the government of Angola to secure increased trade and investment between the UK and Angola, which will contribute to mutual prosperity and deliver sustained equitable economic growth. The UK government will continue to engage closely with the Government of Angola under the HLP partnership and will discuss the humanitarian situation where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T16:08:40.0405562Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T16:08:40.0405562Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
61497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 2 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 discussions they have had with the new President of Egypt concerning the opening of Rafah crossing to Gaza, in order to facilitate travel and the transfer of medical supplies. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL275 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge the Egyptian authorities to ease the movement of bona fide travellers and humanitarian aid through Rafah. We call on Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority to work together to enable a sustained increase in the legal flow of goods and persons from and to the Gaza Strip.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T15:33:19.4483481Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T15:33:19.4483481Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
79700
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to respond to the humanitarian situation caused by the displacement of persons from ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL1592 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 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Iraq. DFID deployed an advisory team to Erbil in June 2014 to conduct a rapid humanitarian assessment and has committed £5 million of humanitarian aid to respond to the level of need in the north of Iraq. This will be distributed to those most in need through trusted and long-standing humanitarian partners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:31:19.3942892Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:31:19.3942892Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
92409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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 Ebola more like this
star this property house id 2 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 reasons for the incidence of exposure to and infection by ebola among women. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL1971 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>There is significant potential for women and girls to be more at risk as victims of the outbreak. Women are the primary health care providers for their families and communities, form the bulk of healthcare workers in hospitals as nurses and cleaners, and are often responsible for handling female bodies for burial which brings them into direct contact with the disease. In addition, given that pregnant women are more likely to have contact with health services, they experience greater exposure to infections in health facilities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:30:29.3836344Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:30:29.3836344Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
91880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 Sierra Leone more like this
star this property house id 2 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 discussions have been held between the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development about the situation in Sierra Leone caused by ebola; and what was the outcome. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL1938 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>There are ongoing high-level discussions across Government on the UK response to the Ebola outbreak including between the MoD and DFID. The scale of the crisis demands a coordinated, multi-departmental response by the UK Government.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On the 17<sup>th</sup> of September, we pledged £100 million in support towards combatting the outbreak. At the heart of this is the provision of 700 treatment beds in Sierra Leone to help to save lives and contain the spread of Ebola. This will increase the number of available beds to more than 1,000 over the coming months. Work has already begun on a 92 bed treatment facility in Kerrytown which will provide 12 dedicated beds specifically for healthcare workers. The MoD will set up, build and operate this facility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Given the gravity of the situation in Sierra Leone DFID, together with the MoD, is setting up a forward command and control logistical hub that will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone. The hub will be staffed by a large multi-agency team including military, humanitarian and health experts. It will work closely with international partners and with the Government of Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T11:59:29.365612Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T11:59:29.365612Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this