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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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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 South Sudan: International Assistance 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 provision they, acting alongside the United Nations, and the governments of Norway and the United States of America, have made for health and education services in South Sudan in the event of the bankruptcy of the relevant government departments in that country; and what discussions they have had with the authorities in South Sudan on the use of oil revenues in this context. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL4242 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <br /><p>The UK is playing a leading role in the humanitarian response to the current instability in South Sudan. Through the Common Humanitarian Fund, the UK is financing emergency health and education provision for internally displaced persons and returning refugees, together with UN, US and Norway. We continue to monitor the situation closely and alongside our humanitarian support, we are playing an active role in the ongoing peace negotiations.</p><br /><p>In terms of our non-humanitarian health and education development programmes, these continue to operate in both the stable and conflict affected states of South Sudan. DFID is providing essential drugs, health worker salaries, and support for girls to complete secondary education as well as a range of other development programmes including skills training for out of school youth, and cash for public works and agricultural production.</p><br /><p>Regular dialogue and provision of technical assistance by DFID and other partners has resulted in the South Sudan government providing operational transfers to counties and grants to primary schools and healthcare centres in their 2015/16 budget, largely financed through oil revenues. Through an IMF Trust Fund, the UK, EU and Norway are helping the government to strengthen oil sector transparency, while UK supports South Sudan Customs Department to collect non-oil revenues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T15:32:08.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:32:08.733Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2109
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
436820
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star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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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 Developing Countries: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 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 her Department is taking to protect the welfare of vulnerable older people in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 19329 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Age features as part of our efforts to leave no one behind and in country level analyses as a key factor in understanding poverty.</p><br /><p>Older people have been specifically included in the Sustainable Development Goals on ending hunger, creating sustainable cities and communities and the means of implementation. As well as this, the requirement to provide disaggregated data to evidence progress against the Sustainable Development Goals will ensure that governments and development agencies can identify those at risk of being left behind and design programmes to lift them out of poverty. The UK was a key player in achieving these goals.</p><br /><p>Many DFID programmes reach and include older people, for example on health systems strengthening, eye care, or specific programmes for the poorest including supporting slum dwellers in Tanzania, or supporting widows resulting from the genocide in Rwanda. DFID has also supported Governments to establish social pensions for older people to ensure that they do not live in poverty.</p><br /><p>Finally, DFID also continues to fund a number of age-specific development programmes which are delivered by Civil Society Organisations in some of the world’s poorest communities to ensure that older people are not left behind.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T13:09:55.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T13:09:55.833Z
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1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
436041
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star this property date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
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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 Nepal: Earthquakes 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 effectiveness of aid provided by the UK following the earthquake in Nepal last year. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL4337 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID gave £70 million to the Nepal earthquake response to support humanitarian and early recovery efforts, making us one of the major donors. The Department for International Development’s expenditure in Nepal is assessed in a number of different and complementary ways. Across the portfolio, monitoring plans are in place for every programme including our response to the 2015 earthquake. This places emphasis on results delivery, ensuring we are well placed to monitor the effectiveness of our programmes. Our strong focus on evaluation, both globally and in our country programmes, ensures we can evaluate performance and impact across the sectors in which we work.</p><p>In addition to regular monitoring and evaluation, since the earthquake DFID Nepal has set up a regional office in Gorkha district to increase oversight of humanitarian and reconstruction programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T15:31:17.683Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:31:17.683Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
438819
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 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 funding her Department has allocated to support resettlement of Syrian refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 902761 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has agreed to fund the ODA-eligible costs of the Syria refugee resettlement scheme for this financial year - discussions are ongoing to determine the precise amount necessary. From next year ODA funding for the scheme will be transferred directly from Treasury to the Home Office.</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 2015-12-16T13:48:31.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T13:48:31.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
434116
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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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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 Overseas Aid: Job Creation 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 proportion of the UK overseas aid budget is devoted to job creation. more like this
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Lord Renwick of Clifton more like this
star this property uin HL4235 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has committed to increase spending on economic development to £1.8 billion by 2015/16. This will help to create more and better jobs, including for women and youth, supporting countries to lift themselves out of poverty and aid dependency.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T15:32:29.523Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:32:29.523Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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3230
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Renwick of Clifton more like this
438817
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how much her Department has spent on humanitarian assistance in (a) Syria and (b) neighbouring countries receiving Syrian refugees in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Byron Davies more like this
star this property uin 902755 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2014/15, the UK spent just under £150 million in humanitarian assistance inside Syria and around £125 million in the surrounding region. This has provided lifesaving support and helped ensure Syrian children can remain in education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T13:28:02.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T13:28:02.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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4499
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
438818
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Overseas Development Aid her Department used to tackle the refugee crisis in the last 12 months; and how much her Department plans to allocate in future years to tackling that situation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 902758 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>My department has contributed nearly £16 million for the refugee crisis in Europe this year to date. In the long term we are focussed on using the UK’s aid budget to support refugees to have a viable option to stay where they are by tackling the root causes of migration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T17:05:05.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T17:05:05.707Z
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1555
star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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4139
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
438821
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 Developing Countries: Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 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 international aid budget she plans to allocate to support communities managing the consequences of climate change in each of the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Callum McCaig more like this
star this property uin 902759 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has announced that the government will provide £5.8 billion from the official development assistance budget over the next five years. This will support the Paris Climate Summit outcome and help the most vulnerable countries protect themselves from the effects of climate change and drive clean economic growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T13:45:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T13:45:24.307Z
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1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4364
unstar this property label Biography information for Callum McCaig more like this
437378
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star this property date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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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 Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how much funding her Department has provided to (a) Turkey, (b) Lebanon and (c) assist with the effect of the refugee crisis in Syria in those countries in each year since 2011-12. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 19712 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the response to the crisis in Syria and the region. We have pledged over £1.12 billion to date, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis. In total, we have allocated £304 million to projects in Lebanon and £34 million to projects in Turkey since the start of our response in February 2012. These figures include funding spent by partners since financial year 2011/2012 and allocations made for financial year 2015/2016 and beyond.</p><br /><p>The UK prioritises its assistance according to where needs are greatest and most unmet, and the capacity of the host country to absorb refugees. The UK, like other donors, has therefore prioritised support to Lebanon and Jordan, where the number of refugees is much higher as a percentage of the population than in Turkey and Egypt. For example, Syrian refugees in Lebanon constitute a quarter of the pre-crisis population.</p><br /><p>By the end of June 2015, UK support in the region (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt) had provided over 4.8 million food rations, each of which feeds one person for one month; access to clean water for over 980,000 people (peak month); medical consultations for over 471,000 people; and support to over 127,000 people through agriculture and livelihoods interventions.</p><br /><p>The table below provides a breakdown of the funding spent by partners as part of projects in Lebanon and Turkey since 2011/2012.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>DFID Funding for Humanitarian/Development Activities in Lebanon and Turkey (Excluding funding to the Conflict Security and Stabilisation Fund) </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Lebanon</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Turkey</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011/2012</strong></p></td><td><p>£0</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012/2013</strong></p></td><td><p>£11,667,000</p></td><td><p>£3,252,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013/2014</strong></p></td><td><p>£72,127,000</p></td><td><p>£11,051,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014/2015</strong></p></td><td><p>£61,992,000</p></td><td><p>£9,800,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>In financial year 2015/16, DFID has an operational plan budget of £94 million for projects in Lebanon and £10 million for projects in Turkey (excluding funding to the Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund).</p>
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 2015-12-16T17:55:27.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T17:55:27.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
438816
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 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 funding and other resources her Department has provided for Syrian refugee camps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 902756 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has pledged over £1.1 billion in response to the Syria crisis, of which £559 million has been allocated to support refugees in the region and vulnerable host communities. The vast majority of refugees in the region live in host communities rather than camps.</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 2015-12-16T13:40:23.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T13:40:23.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this