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star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Sudan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Sudanese people they assess to have been displaced or to have fled from Blue Nile or South Kordofan to Ethiopia or South Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL5781 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has a record, as of 28 February 2015, of 233,000 refugees from Sudan in South Sudan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are a further 36,000 refugees from Sudan in Ethiopia.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:16:37.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:16:37.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
227046
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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 International Conference on Financing for Development 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 who will represent them at the forthcoming International Conference on Financing for Development to be held on 13 to 16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL5685 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Financing for Development Conference will provide an important contribution to the post-2015 development agenda, thus supporting its implementation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of who will be attending this conference on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government will be finalised in the next parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:58:23.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:58:23.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
227063
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Military Aid 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 payments have been made by the Department for International Development to the Ministry of Defence in each of the last five years in connection with any operation or other humanitarian work conducted by armed forces or other Ministry of Defence personnel, or the provision of equipment or transport for such work; and in each case, what were those operations. more like this
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Lord Burnett more like this
unstar this property uin HL5702 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Since 2009 the Department for International Development has reimbursed the Ministry of Defence the following amounts for services and supplies provided by the British Armed Forces in support of humanitarian and disaster-relief operations:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year of activity</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Emergency </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount reimbursed by DFID to MOD</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Padang Earthquake</p></td><td><p>£185,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Haiti Earthquake</p></td><td><p>£620,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Pakistan Floods</p></td><td><p>£615,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>£8,950,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>£1,967,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-ongoing</p></td><td><p>Ebola response in Sierra Leone</p></td><td><p>£28,000,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:18:31.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:18:31.32Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Burnett more like this
226887
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star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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Department for International Development more like this
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 West Africa: 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 impact of International Monetary Fund programmes on the ebola crisis, in the light of the recent article in the Lancet on the subject. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
unstar this property uin HL5675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the first country to announce its contribution of $50million to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Catastrophe Containment and Relief (CCR) trust to relieve the burden of debt caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CCR trust is expected to provide grants-for-debt relief of $100million for the three countries most affected by the ongoing Ebola epidemic: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. These countries will be able to access funds to cover upcoming repayments to the IMF for two years, allowing them to redirect those resources to fighting the outbreak, restoring services and reinvigorating the economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the IMF have provided further funding through their existing programmes in the region bringing their total financial contribution to the Ebola outbreak to date to $349million.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:57:57.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:57:57.147Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
226454
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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Department for International Development more like this
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
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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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 March (HL5115), what assessment they have made of reports that Hamas has diverted building materials to reconstruct tunnels adjacent to the border between Gaza and Israel. more like this
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Lord Turnberg more like this
unstar this property uin HL5576 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>DFID is providing £0.5million to the Materials Monitoring Unit (MMU) which oversees and monitors the import, storage, supply and use of construction materials into Gaza under the auspices of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM). This Mechanism is designed to ensure reconstruction material reaches those who need it most.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We continue to engage with the Palestinian Authority, the UN and the Government of Israel to ensure the mechanism continues to work as intended and that any possible infractions are reported.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:18:55.19Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:18:55.19Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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2537
star this property label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
225747
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Democratic Republic of Congo 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 decision they have taken in relation to providing funding for the forthcoming local, provincial and general elections in 2015 and 2016 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
unstar this property uin HL5517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Elections are an integral part of efforts to build a secure and prosperous Democratic Republic of Congo. A new electoral law was promulgated and comprehensive electoral calendar was published on 12 February 2015. We welcome these. This law is an important step towards elections which are credible, inclusive and peaceful, and which respect the will of the Congolese people, the country’s constitution and the African Union Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. DFID is committed to supporting elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:19:20.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:19:20.387Z
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
225748
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Democratic Republic of Congo 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 recent discussions they have had with the donor co-ordination group for the Democratic Republic of the Congo with regard to providing funding for the forthcoming local, provincial and general elections in 2015 and 2016 in that country. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
unstar this property uin HL5518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>DFID has been in close and continuous discussion with the donor co-ordination group on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have discussed specifically how to coordinate support to civic education and local observation. Alongside other partners we are also engaged in an on-going discussion with the United Nations Development Programme who have prepared a new programme to support the electoral cycle. We have also participated actively in the MONUSCO-led discussions on support to elections.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:59:47.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:59:47.743Z
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
225749
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Democratic Republic of Congo 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 how much funding, and for which specific programmes, is proposed to be provided for civic education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the lead-up to the local, provincial and general elections there in 2015 and 2016. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
unstar this property uin HL5519 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting elections and is looking at how to do this most effectively. We recognise that civic education is an important ingredient for successful elections, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:19:36.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:19:36.577Z
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
225320
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Malawi 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 action they have taken, including provision of any financial support, to help with the humanitarian problems caused by recent floods in Malawi. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
unstar this property uin HL5445 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID Malawi has committed to provide up to £4.1 million to support both emergency response and early recovery efforts. These are funds from DFID Malawi’s 14/15 budget, including contingency humanitarian funds and the use of value for money savings. This is additional to the £3.4m already provided in response to meet the humanitarian needs of the food insecure during the lean season. DFID is working closely with partners to ensure that flooding support reaches those that need it most, in line with the Government of Malawi’s Preliminary Response Plan and coordinated through Government-led structures. No UK funding is channelled through Government of Malawi systems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK commitments so far include:</p><p> </p><p>· £1m to the World Food Programme which is supplying 370,000 people with food for the first weeks, including by air to areas cut off by rising waters;</p><p> </p><p>· £665,000 to UNICEF to provide emergency water, sanitation and hygiene facilities to prevent the spread of disease in displacement camps;</p><p> </p><p>· Over £1m through NGO and private sector partners to provide seeds and tools to smallholder farmers whose crops have been damaged by the floods.</p><p> </p><p>· £800,000 through the UN Humanitarian Fund, in support of particular coordination and camp management, nutrition, protection and health activities, plus funds for specialist UN personnel to coordinate the response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, a number of NGOs have also accessed the Start Fund, a funding mechanism for delivering rapid humanitarian assistance which is jointly funded by the UK and Irish Governments. ActionAid, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide and Save the Children have used £350,000 from the fund to provide vital resources to those displaced by the floods.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-13T14:52:15.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:52:15.087Z
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
225321
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Malawi more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what organisation or body they have established to assist with the rebuilding of homes, infrastructure and agricultural development following the recent floods in Malawi. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
unstar this property uin HL5446 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK has not established any new organisation or body to support floods recovery. DFID Malawi has committed to provide up to £4.1 million in response to the floods, which includes supporting communities to rebuild their homes and their livelihoods through existing programmes and through multilateral partners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-13T14:52:35.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:52:35.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this