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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Central African Republic 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 is their current commitment, bilaterally and multilaterally, to the United Nations Level 3 Emergency Situation in Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2215 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>In December 2013 the UN declared a Level 3 crisis in CAR which is in effect until December 2014. The UK welcomed the UN declaration which more accurately reflected the severity of the situation on the ground and brought much needed attention and resources from across the UN system to respond to the crisis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has been closely monitoring the situation and has committed a total of £18 million in humanitarian funding to CAR in 2014 to help hundreds of thousands of people, along with £7 million in Cameroon and Chad to assist CAR refugees. The funds are going towards the protection of civilians, urgent medical assistance, and to food security and livelihoods assistance through UN agencies, the Red Cross and NGOs. In 2014, the UK is the third largest bilateral humanitarian donor to CAR after the USA (£87 million) and the EU (£39 million). The UK’s combined bilateral and multilateral contributions (through the EU and the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund) to the CAR crisis total £27 million in 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:42.4166785Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:56:42.4166785Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Central African Republic 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 when they will review the level of humanitarian aid given bilaterally to the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2216 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has been closely monitoring the situation in CAR and has committed a total of £18 million in humanitarian funding to CAR in 2014 to help hundreds of thousands of people, along with £7 million in Cameroon and Chad to assist CAR refugees. In 2014, the UK is the third largest bilateral humanitarian donor to CAR after the USA (£87 million) and the EU (£39 million). DFID officials conduct quarterly visits to CAR in order to meet with partners and review the response.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:58:34.5403704Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:58:34.5403704Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100003
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Pakistan more like this
star this property house id 2 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 projects they fund within the educational services in Pakistan that promote religious tolerance. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2218 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s provincial education programmes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces support the implementation of Pakistan’s 2006 reformed curriculum which includes teaching on religious tolerance and respect for diversity. In 2014 DFID support will benefit some 6.3 million children in school in Pakistan.<br></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:55:38.2788256Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:55:38.2788256Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100005
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Ebola 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 military personnel they are providing to contain the spread of ebola; and how many staffed and equipped field hospitals they have, if any. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2220 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the UK has committed £205 million to contain, combat and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. UK support will include the construction of six Ebola treatment centres across the country, providing 700 beds to treat 8,800 patients over the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In support of this effort, the UK has deployed 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone. This will support the deployment of RFA Argus and three Merlin helicopters which will provide crucial transport support to medical teams and aid experts. It also includes military personnel to staff a WHO Ebola Training Facility training healthcare workers, logisticians and hygiene specialists; and support to a UK joint civilian-military command and control hub, which will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100572
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Kashmir 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 whether they are providing any financial or material aid to Kashmir after the recent flooding there. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL2309 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>We are monitoring the humanitarian situation in the aftermath of the floods in both India Administered Kashmir and Pakistan Administered Kashmir. We have not received a request from either government for assistance, but are in close contact with relevant partners in both countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:55:20.2542214Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:55:20.2542214Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Afghanistan 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 the United Kingdom intends to ensure that at the London Conference on Afghanistan, due to take place on 24–25 November, Afghan women in attendance will be able fully to participate in the Conference’s deliberations. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL2321 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>As co-hosts of the London Conference on Afghanistan (LCA), the UK government has agreed the overall invitation list in partnership with the Afghan Government. However, decisions on civil society attendees have been made by Afghanistan civil society themselves (rather than the UK or Afghan Government) through a democratic process in Kabul. At least 45% of these elected, sponsored attendees are Afghan women who are scheduled to contribute fully to the civil society event and its outcomes<em>. </em>The make-up of the official Afghan government delegation is for the Afghans themselves to decide, however we will be encouraging them to ensure that this includes female Afghan representatives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:49:18.4190854Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:49:18.4190854Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
100585
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Afghanistan 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 whether they will consider issuing visas in Kabul for civil society representatives who wish to attend the London Conference on Afghanistan in November and whose funding is not provided by the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL2322 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Invited guests of the British Government will have their visa applications facilitated by our Embassy in Kabul for the London Conference on Afghanistan. This includes individuals invited to Government sponsored “associated” events. For other side events not sponsored by the Government, visas will be handled by the UK visa offices in Islamabad and New Delhi. We are liaising with the organisers of these events to ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:56:14.6816895Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:56:14.6816895Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
100625
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 North Korea more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why North Korea is not one of the countries that the Department for International Development has prioritised for the funding of journalistic training for escapees; whether, in considering the allocation of resources, it considered that country’s media environment; and whether the Department for International Development is considering extending its funding to groups run by North Korean refugees that broadcast information into that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2356 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID does not have a bilateral programme with North Korea. In the Financial Year 2014/15 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights and Democracy Programme is funding a project delivered by the Thomson Foundation titled ‘Inside Out: Working in North Korea to connect its journalists to the Internet world’, which aims to give North Korean journalists a greater understanding of freedom of expression and using the internet to express it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:01:02.4442027Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:01:02.4442027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
100648
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 North Korea 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 is their most recent assessment of food shortages in North Korea. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2379 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Despite generally good aggregate cereal harvests for the fourth consecutive year in 2014/15, 16 million people remain chronically food insecure and highly vulnerable to production shocks. The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation/ World Food Programme Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to the Democratic people’s Republic of Korea, 2013, reported an estimated uncovered food deficit of 40,000 tonnes for that marketing year. The report stated that the food security situation remained similar to previous years with most households having borderline poor food consumption.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:04:01.8743551Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:04:01.8743551Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 Poliomyelitis 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 they are working with civil society, other donor governments, the European Union and polio-affected countries to support the global eradication of polio. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2390 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID) has committed £300m for 2013-2019 to support polio eradication efforts led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). GPEI is co-funded by a broad range of public and private donors including the European Union. It works with polio-affected countries and implementing partners, including civil society groups such as Rotary International, to eradicate polio. The Secretary of State for International Development has also engaged closely with Rotary International on its work on polio eradication and was presented with Rotary’s Polio Eradication Champion award in November last year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:52:02.3521254Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:52:02.3521254Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this