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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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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 number of refugees in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL52 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL53 more like this
HL54 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.3503534Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.3503534Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57580
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 long-term impact of the conflict in the Central African Republic on education there, particularly of girls, on higher education, and on the use of schools for military purposes. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL53 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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HL52 more like this
HL54 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.4315562Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.4315562Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 engagement they have had with the African Union on efforts to address the situation in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL54 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL52 more like this
HL53 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:49:29.8362268Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:29.8362268Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken in response to the recent violence in the Central African Republic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 198837 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is working closely with international partners to ensure an effective and co-ordinated international response to the current humanitarian and security crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). The UK will continue to work with the AU and UN to ensure the effectiveness of the AU mission as well as the effective deployment of a UN Peacekeeping Operation. The UK has also provided airlifts to help with deployment of the EU security mission (EUFOR); has provided a planning officer to the Operational Headquarters; and is providing a share of EUFOR's common costs as well as engaging with EU Partners on EUFOR's approach and rules of engagement. We remain the second largest provider of humanitarian aid, having given £23 million since the crisis began. I last discussed with interim President Catherine Samba-Panza on 23 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T12:07:02.9870482Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T12:07:02.9870482Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
58084
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conflict in Central African Republic as described in UN OCHA Central African Republic Situation Report No. 2. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 199119 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Reports from the Central African Republic (CAR), including those of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), show that the country remains beset by violence and instability. We welcome the vital ongoing work of African Union, French and EU security forces, without whom the situation would likely be far worse. The UK will continue to work with the UN to ensure the effective deployment of the UN Peacekeeping Operation (MINUSCA), and with the AU to support MISCA's efforts ahead of the transition to MINUSCA. I last discussed the situation in CAR with interim President Catherine Samba-Panza on 23 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:33:30.1786796Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:33:30.1786796Z
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1393
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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1433
unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
61317
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 of the emergency response fund for the Central African Republic has so far been dispersed; and which international agencies have received such funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Anas Sarwar more like this
star this property uin 200313 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has contributed a total of £23m in humanitarian aid to the crisis in the Central African Republic since mid-2013, with £700,000 remaining to be distributed according to humanitarian priorities in the coming months.</p><p>DFID allocated £5m to support NGOs in CAR in November 2013 which was increased in February 2014 to £7 million in light of growing needs. The bulk of funding was awarded to five NGOs: Mentor, Save the Children, Solidarites, Mercy Corps and International Medical Corps. Since DFID makes quarterly payments to NGOs, not all funds have been disbursed.</p><p>In addition, DFID allocated humanitarian funds to the ICRC, Common Humanitarian Fund, UNHAS, UNHCR and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:32:18.3091797Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:32:18.3091797Z
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1531
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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3981
unstar this property label Biography information for Anas Sarwar more like this
62908
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UN-led peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic is prepared to protect civilians and is fully operational as soon as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Anas Sarwar more like this
star this property uin 201456 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working closely with partners to support UN planning for MINUSCA's deployment as mandated on 15 September, ready to assume immediate responsibility for the protection of civilians. We will continue to provide expertise and resources to ensure a well planned, phased approach that prioritises protection of civilians, and enables a smooth transition of responsibility for security from the African Union led mission, MISCA. We will also continue to support efforts to identify troops and equipment to contribute to MINUSCA's military component.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T09:38:18.2929899Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T09:38:18.2929899Z
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1393
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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3981
unstar this property label Biography information for Anas Sarwar more like this
62909
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that survivors of sexual violence in the Central African Republic have access to lifesaving services that respond to the specific needs of women and girls. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Anas Sarwar more like this
star this property uin 201466 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains extremely concerned about the grave humanitarian and security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and is working closely with international partners and CAR's Transitional Government to bring stability to CAR and ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance.</p><p>We welcome the announcement made by the African Union at the 10-13 June Global Summit to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict about the deployment of a team of experts to CAR to investigate sexual violence abuses. This will be funded by the UK and Japan.</p><p>The decision by Transitional President Samba-Panza to refer CAR to the International Criminal Court is a positive step towards tackling impunity and bringing charges against those most responsible for crimes, including sexual violence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T15:52:57.1114174Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T15:52:57.1114174Z
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1393
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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3981
unstar this property label Biography information for Anas Sarwar more like this
62974
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 support her Department provides for services for survivors of gender-based violence in the Central African Republic and efforts to empower women and girls in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Anas Sarwar more like this
star this property uin 201458 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is supporting a number of agencies in the Central African Republic to provide services for survivors of sexual violence, including Save the Children, International Medical Corps, Mercy Corps, ICRC and UNHCR. DFID funds are supporting health projects where the clinical needs of survivors of sexual violence can be met, and women's listening centres in order to address some of the psychological needs of survivors of gender-based violence.</p><p> </p><p>Women in the Central African Republic have been particularly affected by the ongoing conflict. DFID programmes aim to address these vulnerabilities, for instance by catering for the specific needs of mothers, pregnant and breastfeeding women, supporting women's associations in resuming income-generating activities or by mobilizing communities to reduce the risks of gender-based violence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T15:49:00.9426791Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T15:49:00.9426791Z
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1531
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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3981
unstar this property label Biography information for Anas Sarwar more like this
62977
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic remove filter
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 assessment she has made of the level of food insecurity in the Central African Republic; and what steps her Department is taking to promote short and long-term food security in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Anas Sarwar more like this
star this property uin 201455 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Food security assessments in Central African Republic (CAR) have shown that 1.7 million people are in need of food assistance. Food security has been affected by lack of access to agricultural land in 2013, attacks on crop reserves, poor rainfall, non-payment of civil servants and the collapse of trading networks.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is funding the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Solidarites International and the ICRC for seeds and tools distribution to improve food security in the medium to long-term, as well as supporting cash and food distribution to address the short-term food security situation. DFID has contributed £18 million in 2014 to the crisis in CAR.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T15:02:23.3104027Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T15:02:23.3104027Z
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1531
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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3981
unstar this property label Biography information for Anas Sarwar more like this