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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Syria: Refugees remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the countries neighbouring Syria to ensure that borders remain open to refugees fleeing conflict and persecution; how many refugees are currently living in those countries; and what further assistance they plan to give those countries to help them deal with refugees. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL960 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
answer text <p>Syria’s neighbours have been generous in welcoming huge numbers of refugees, but tighter border restrictions are making it increasingly difficult for people to leave Syria. We hold regular discussions with host governments on this issue, and support UN refugee agencies UNHCR and UNRWA in their advocacy. There are over 3.9 million Syrian refugees in the region, including over 1.7 million in Turkey, over 1.1 million in Lebanon, and over 629,000 in Jordan. There are also 560,000 Palestinian refugees registered in Syria and thousands more in neighbouring countries, including many who have fled Syria. Whilst addressing the immediate needs of refugees and vulnerable members of host communities, UK aid is also supporting their longer term resilience and stability through funding to Lebanese and Jordanian municipalities for the running of essential public services, such as education.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-08T15:28:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:28:42.027Z
answering member
3790
label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
348861
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Syria: Refugees remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the refugee crisis resulting from the war in Syria, consideration will be given to increasing the United Kingdom's humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
uin HL340 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
answer text <p>The UK remains committed to alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable people in Syria and the region affected by the ongoing conflict. That is why our response in Syria and the region is our largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis. To date, the UK has allocated £422 million to support refugees in the region and vulnerable host communities. This is providing food, access to water, shelter, and other essential items and services to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. We recognise the protracted nature of the crisis and are providing longer term funding to our partners to give them the certainty they need to plan ahead, and are calling on other donors to do the same. We encourage our partners to use UK funding flexibly in order to respond where needs are greatest.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-17T16:11:17.89Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T16:11:17.89Z
answering member
3790
label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
tabling member
3895
label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this