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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to tackle opposition to the use of vaccination in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK believes all children should have access to lifesaving vaccines and is committed to supporting their increased uptake internationally. We deliver this through our strong investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which will vaccinate an additional 76 million children in 68 of the world’s poorest countries by 2020.</p><p> </p><p>We are deeply concerned that opposition to vaccinations and spread of anti-vaccine misinformation could undermine these hard-fought gains that have helped protect the world’s most vulnerable children from vaccine preventable diseases and outbreaks. Gavi shares this concern and works through civil society groups at local levels to address opposition to vaccines. These groups monitor anti-vaccine sentiment at local levels and help counter vaccine misinformation by providing accurate information of their health benefits. This approach helps provide a deeper understanding of the causes of opposition to vaccinations. Gavi also supports health workers with additional training on how to speak to parents to help address any concerns or fears about vaccinations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:40:46.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:40:46.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1130684
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Ebola more like this
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, which (a) countries and (b) regions of those countries have Ebola outbreaks; and what support his Department is providing to (i) tackle and (ii) prevent the spread of that disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 261465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>An Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, on August 1, 2018. The UK has been a major contributor to the response from the very beginning, providing both financial and technical support to tackle the disease and prevent its spread. Our funding to the WHO, other UN partners and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) is supporting infection prevention and control, safe and dignified burials, community engagement and accountability, psychosocial support - particularly to survivors, and broader health systems strengthening.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also the leading donor for regional preparedness to prevent the spread of the disease to neighbouring countries Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. This UK support has helped to improve leadership and co-ordination, surveillance, infection prevention control and preparedness measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:01:15.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:01:15.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126611
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Food Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the level of famine is in South Sudan; and what food aid the Government is making available to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254110 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>No famine has currently been declared in South Sudan, although the risk remains high. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report for South Sudan was published in January 2019. This projected that 6.87 million people, 60% of the population, would experience severe levels of food insecurity (IPC phases 3 to 5) between May and July 2019 – including 50,000 people experiencing ‘Catastrophe’, or famine-like, levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 5). The food security crisis in South Sudan is man-made, and driven by conflict. Without peace, the humanitarian crisis will continue to worsen.</p><p> </p><p>We are at the forefront of the international response to the crisis, and UK aid is saving lives. Between 2016 and 2020, the UK is providing £122.3 million of emergency food assistance and £56 million of food security and livelihoods assistance to South Sudan. Our food aid is provided to the most vulnerable populations and reached more than 330,000 people in 2018. Where the context is more stable, we build resilience and tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity by working with traders and small producers to kick-start and scale-up markets, and with households to diversify their income sources. The UK is also putting pressure on all conflict parties to commit to the implementation of the revitalised peace agreement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126613
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Rape more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the prevalence of rape in South Sudan; and what programmes he has established to educate (a) women and (b) men that rape is unacceptable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254111 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Sexual violence is widespread in South Sudan. In most cases perpetrators of sexual violence are men who are known to the victims. Rape is also regularly used as a weapon of war by all parties. The UK strongly condemns all forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). We continue to lobby the Government of South Sudan to address SGBV and end impunity for perpetrators, and support organisations working to tackle the prevalence of SGBV in the country.</p><p> </p><p>This includes a four-year, £14.8 million programme with the International Medical Corps, which has reached more than 850,000 women, men, girls and boys with SGBV interventions in South Sudan. Through this we are supporting survivors of SGBV, including in seeking justice, as well as trying to change damaging attitudes within communities. As attitudes and behaviours are shaped at an early age, our Girls Education in South Sudan programme also educates both boys and girls about healthy relationships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126079
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sierra Leone: Debts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government’s policy is on the cancellation of debts owed by Sierra Leone; and what steps the Government is taking (a) nationally and (b) internationally to reduce that country’s debt overhang. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 253484 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government of Sierra Leone has not requested debt relief. Sierra Leone is not currently in debt distress, although it is at high risk. Any country wishing to pursue debt relief should do so through the existing multilateral fora.</p><p> </p><p>UK bilateral aid to Sierra Leone includes ongoing support to increase revenue generation and improve public financial management to address their debt position.</p><p> </p><p>In the last 6 months, the UK has supported decisions taken by the IMF and the World Bank to provide additional financial support packages for Sierra Leone. Through our contributions to the EU and African Development Bank, we are also providing further support to the Government of Sierra Leone to finance their development needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:38:23.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:38:23.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126080
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid more like this
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 projects with a value of more than £1m his Department has commissioned in Sierra Leone; and (a) what those projects are and (b) which organisations are carrying out the work on those projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 253485 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on projects commissioned in Sierra Leone by the Department for International Development, with a value of more than £1 million, is available on the Development Tracker website. This is accessible via the following link: <a href="https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>This also includes details of the partner organisations we are working with to deliver them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:39:26.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:39:26.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1123702
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to (a) the democratic process in Sudan and (b) help ensure participation in that process by opposition parties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 248571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has continually been very clear in its messaging about the importance of Sudan respecting democratic norms and permitting open political space. DFID will provide support for the democratic process through our governance and economic reform programme, which has been specifically designed to respond to opportunities as they arise in Sudan. This could take the form of providing support to a range of civilian and civil society organisations to support their participation in the transition process. We also engage with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Britain Fund, which has provided support to democracy in Sudan through projects seeking to reinforce democratic scrutiny of government decisions at the National Assembly, and some support to policy making for opposition political parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T15:44:40.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T15:44:40.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1107788
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star this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Ebola more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help restrict the spread of Ebola in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 238588 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest in the country’s history and the second largest on record. The UK has adopted a ‘no regrets’ approach to help bring it to an end as quickly as possible, minimising loss of life and impact on communities. We are one of the leading supporters of the response, providing funding and technical expertise to the WHO and others to break the transmission chain (through treatment centres, contact tracing, vaccination, safe and dignified burials, and other such means). Given the significant risk that Ebola may spread into neighbouring countries, we are also the leading donor for regional preparedness.</p><p>With case numbers continuing to increase, it is important to maintain focus on the Strategic Response Plan and working effectively with local communities, particularly in areas of active conflict. The UK continues to actively influence the UN, other donors and countries in the region to ensure an appropriate level of preparedness and response.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:05:47.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:05:47.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1107794
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star this property date less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Third Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support capacity building in South Sudan. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 238590 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Building the capacity of local institutions is vital to help lay the foundations for future development in South Sudan. The UK is a lead contributor to the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund which has, for the last five years, provided funding to local NGOs including a significant percentage for internal capacity development.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, through the Health Pooled Fund and Girls Education South Sudan programmes we work alongside local institutions to maintain and develop their capacity to deliver basic services to the population, despite very low levels of government investment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:16:57.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:16:57.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it remains the Government's policy to continue to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has a multi-year commitment to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and we plan to continue to fund the Agency in line with that agreement. This will provide basic services such as health and education to Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank and the region. Both the UK and UNRWA recognise the need for UNRWA to reform to ensure its sustainability, and UNRWA has undertaken significant cost-cutting measures to respond to budget cuts and growing need. We welcome UNRWA’s efforts to broaden its donor base and are encouraging partners to step up with more funding and more predictable disbursements. A long term solution requires a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for Palestinian refugees. Until that happens the UK remains firmly committed to supporting UNRWA and Palestinian refugees.</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 2019-03-06T17:29:23.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T17:29:23.177Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this