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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that the additional £40 million of aid her Department allocated in June 2015 to Yemen benefits its intended recipients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>To ensure UK aid reaches its intended recipients, we work with trusted and impartial actors such as UN agencies and NGOs who have a strong track record of prioritising assistance to those most in need, and delivering and monitoring assistance in difficult and dangerous places. We operate a zero tolerance approach to fraud and corruption and have an independent monitoring programme to provide assurance on what we are delivering.</p><br /><p>Since the start of the crisis in Yemen, UK aid has assisted at least 700,000 people directly affected by the conflict including vulnerable host communities, internally displaced people and migrants. We have provided critical support for healthcare, malnutrition, water and sanitation, protection and shelter. We have also continued to strengthen and protect local capacity and community assets from further shocks by providing agricultural and other livelihoods assistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T15:44:59.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:44:59.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
524012
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star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps she is taking to ensure that UK aid for the conflict in Yemen benefits its intended recipients; and what proportion of the £85 million of aid for Yemen committed in the last year has been used to support children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 39874 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the 4th largest donor to the crisis in Yemen and has more than doubled its humanitarian support over the last year to £85 million for 2015/16. We work with trusted and impartial partners such as UN agencies and NGOs who have good access and a strong track record of delivering and monitoring assistance in difficult and dangerous places. We regularly monitor and review our programmes and have an independent monitoring programme to provide independent assurance on what we are delivering.</p><p>In 2015/16 DFID provided the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with £6 million, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) with over £21 million and Save the Children with over £3 million. Amongst other activities, our funding helped treat over 150,000 children under 5 with severe acute malnutrition and screen 140,000 children for childhood infections. It also helped support and refer displaced children and enabled 3,500 refugee children and Yemeni children from their host communities to resume education. DFID has also supported education in Yemen through the Social Fund for Development (SFD). Since 2010, more than 240,000 children have attended schools supported by SFD.</p>
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2016-06-15T13:20:21.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-15T13:20:21.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-15more like thismore than 2016-07-15
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 39874, whether the donations listed were specifically for children affected by the conflict in Yemen more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Our humanitarian aid is provided on the basis of humanitarian need. The funding commitments listed in the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 39874 support men, women and children affected by the conflict; it is not possible to say exactly how much has been used specifically to support children. Since the UN reports that the conflict in Yemen has spread to 20 out of 22 governorates, it is likely that most children in Yemen have been directly or indirectly affected by the conflict.</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 2016-07-20T13:31:56.103Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-20T13:31:56.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on that country's economy; and what steps her Department is taking to support the Yemen economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 200071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Yemen’s recent economic crisis is one of the biggest risks threatening to tip Yemen into famine, with the Yemeni Riyal losing over 40% of its value between June and October.</p><p>The UK’s immediate leadership at the height of the economic crisis in October prevented a worsening of the situation. We worked with the Central Bank of Yemen in releasing $270 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing food staples into the country.</p><p>We also successfully pressed for the suspension of unnecessary processes introduced by the Government of Yemen in bringing these goods into the country. This has eased the pressure of price increases and temporarily stabilised the currency - the value of the Riyal has since appreciated, rising from 755 YER per USD to 500 YER per USD.</p><p>However, much more remains to be done. The UK is now working with the Government of Yemen to facilitate greater financial transparency, ensure foreign currency is available to commercial importers and rebuild key financial institutions.</p>
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 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Z
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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 Stephen Twigg more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, how much overseas development aid the Government has provided to Yemen since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 9282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>In 2015/16 DFID provided £90m in direct assistance to Yemen; in 2016/17 £112m; and in 2017/18 we are providing £139m. On top of this DFID also provides support to Yemen through our global programmes and through our multilateral contributions.</p><p>Our contribution this year makes us the second-largest donor to the UN’s 2017 Yemen Appeal and the third-largest humanitarian donor to Yemen overall. At the same time, the UK continues to play a leading role in lobbying for a political solution to the conflict, as well as pressing the international community to step up their own contributions to Yemen.</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 2017-09-11T16:57:56.043Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:57:56.043Z
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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 Stephen Gethins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK-funded aid is not blocked at ports in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 68155 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to lobby all parties to the conflict to facilitate commercial and humanitarian access, and is supporting the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Humanitarian Air Service to improve access for humanitarian agencies.</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 2017-03-21T18:04:14.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T18:04:14.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps her Department is taking to improve access for aid organisations to deliver humanitarian assistance to affected areas in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
star this property uin 59676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge all parties to the conflict to take all reasonable steps to facilitate rapid and safe humanitarian access. DFID is supporting the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Humanitarian Air Service to improve access for vital commercial imports of food and for humanitarian aid.</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 2017-01-16T17:47:55.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T17:47:55.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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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, how many Yemeni local and national non-governmental organisations received humanitarian aid from her Department in each of the last five years; and what proportion of her Department's overall aid for Yemen that represented in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
star this property uin 71976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID has provided £85.5 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) over the last five years from the total DFID bilateral funding listed in the table below. In 2016, the YHPF provided £94.5 million of support to 7.8 million people, including food security, water and sanitation and health interventions. Approximately £13 million of this funding was delivered by local and national NGOs.</p><p>In addition, in 2017/18 we will provide £24 million to our Multi-Sector Humanitarian Response programme, approximately £1.5m of which will directly support local and national NGOs.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>DFID bilateral programme outturn (in £s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>89.6 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>65.9 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>81.4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>59.1 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table> 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 2017-04-27T06:55:48.463Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T06:55:48.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to increase humanitarian assistance to Yemen; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Mrs Louise Ellman more like this
star this property uin 59580 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
star this property answer text <p>In September 2016, the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, chaired a high level international event to shine a spotlight on the crisis in Yemen. At the event, donors pledged over $100 million in new funding, including half from a new UK pledge. The UK Government is also matching public donations to the current Disaster Emergency Committee appeal for Yemen, which has so far raised £15 million, including £5 million from the UK Government.</p><p>This brings our total commitment to Yemen to over £100 million in humanitarian aid for 2016/17, making us the fourth largest donor. In both 2015 and 2016, UK aid helped over 1 million Yemenis with food, nutrition, water and medical supplies.</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 2017-01-18T17:04:43.993Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-18T17:04:43.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to assist (a) refugees from Yemen and (b) internally displaced people in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 198169 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Yemen and focusses on addressing the critical needs of people inside the country, including those who have been internally displaced by the conflict. In April this year, the UK announced £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for this Financial Year.</p><p> </p><p>There are far fewer Yemenis displaced across borders than other situations in the world due to geography and poverty. There is for example a refugee settlement in Djibouti of around 2,000 people - a number which has remained stable in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that up to three million people have been internally displaced since the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, with over 450,000 displaced from and within Hodeidah governorate between 1 June and 23 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is providing £36m to IOM and UNHCR to help over 21,000 displaced people buy vital food through cash transfers, and enabling access to clean water, primary health care and support in response to sexual violence. Furthermore, in July this year DFID flew in 3,000 tents as well as thousands more blankets, solar lanterns, and kitchen sets into Aden to help with emergency needs in Hodeidah governorate.</p>
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 2018-12-06T17:55:39.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:55:39.35Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this