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star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Arab Partnership Economic Facility 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 26 June (WA 177), what were the exact amounts of money given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to the Arab Partnership Economic Facility in the financial years 2012–13 and 2013–14; and what are the projected amounts for 2014–15 and 2015–16. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL672 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The FCO and DFID support Egypt through the Arab Partnership Economic Facility (APEF), which is funded and managed by DFID, the Arab Partnership Participation Fund (APPF), which is co-funded by the FCO and DFID and is managed by the FCO, and the tri-departmental (FCO, DFID, MoD) Conflict Pool. We estimate that since 2011 approximately £17m has been spent in Egypt through regional programmes funded by the APEF; due to the regional nature of this funding we are not able to further disaggregate the amounts spent. A small amount of APEF funding has been spent by the Embassy on local-level economic projects, as follows: £129,538 in 2012-2013; £784,801 in 2013-14; and £629,000 in 2014-2015. All APEF funds for 2014/15 have now been allocated.</p><p>Through the Arab Partnership Participation Fund (APPF), £1.5m was provided in financial year 2012-2013; £1.3m in 2013-14; and £1.3m has been allocated for 2014-15.</p><p>Through the tri-departmental (FCO, DFID, MOD) Conflict Pool (CP) £264,386 was provided in 2012-13; £458,370 in 2013-2014; and approximately £2m is allocated for 2014/15.</p><p>We are not currently able to provide projected amounts for 2015/16. From 2015/16 onwards, the Conflict Pool will be replaced by the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which will have a global budget of £1billion. CSSF allocations by country and according to government department will be finalised in early 2015. FCO and DFID funding for the Arab Partnership for 2015/16 has not yet been agreed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL673 more like this
HL674 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T16:06:25.8262488Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T16:06:25.8262488Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
64586
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Arab Partnership Participation Fund 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 26 June (WA 177), what were the exact amounts of money given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to the Arab Partnership Participation Fund in the financial years 2012–13 and 2013–14; and what are the projected amounts for 2014–15 and 2015–16. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL673 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The FCO and DFID support Egypt through the Arab Partnership Economic Facility (APEF), which is funded and managed by DFID, the Arab Partnership Participation Fund (APPF), which is co-funded by the FCO and DFID and is managed by the FCO, and the tri-departmental (FCO, DFID, MoD) Conflict Pool. We estimate that since 2011 approximately £17m has been spent in Egypt through regional programmes funded by the APEF; due to the regional nature of this funding we are not able to further disaggregate the amounts spent. A small amount of APEF funding has been spent by the Embassy on local-level economic projects, as follows: £129,538 in 2012-2013; £784,801 in 2013-14; and £629,000 in 2014-2015. All APEF funds for 2014/15 have now been allocated.</p><p>Through the Arab Partnership Participation Fund (APPF), £1.5m was provided in financial year 2012-2013; £1.3m in 2013-14; and £1.3m has been allocated for 2014-15.</p><p>Through the tri-departmental (FCO, DFID, MOD) Conflict Pool (CP) £264,386 was provided in 2012-13; £458,370 in 2013-2014; and approximately £2m is allocated for 2014/15.</p><p>We are not currently able to provide projected amounts for 2015/16. From 2015/16 onwards, the Conflict Pool will be replaced by the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which will have a global budget of £1billion. CSSF allocations by country and according to government department will be finalised in early 2015. FCO and DFID funding for the Arab Partnership for 2015/16 has not yet been agreed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL672 more like this
HL674 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T16:06:26.5626189Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T16:06:26.5626189Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
64587
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Conflict Pool 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 26 June (WA 177), what were the exact amounts of money given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to the Conflict Pool in the financial years 2012–13 and 2013–14; and what are the projected amounts for 2014–15 and 2015–16. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL674 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The FCO and DFID support Egypt through the Arab Partnership Economic Facility (APEF), which is funded and managed by DFID, the Arab Partnership Participation Fund (APPF), which is co-funded by the FCO and DFID and is managed by the FCO, and the tri-departmental (FCO, DFID, MoD) Conflict Pool. We estimate that since 2011 approximately £17m has been spent in Egypt through regional programmes funded by the APEF; due to the regional nature of this funding we are not able to further disaggregate the amounts spent. A small amount of APEF funding has been spent by the Embassy on local-level economic projects, as follows: £129,538 in 2012-2013; £784,801 in 2013-14; and £629,000 in 2014-2015. All APEF funds for 2014/15 have now been allocated.</p><p>Through the Arab Partnership Participation Fund (APPF), £1.5m was provided in financial year 2012-2013; £1.3m in 2013-14; and £1.3m has been allocated for 2014-15.</p><p>Through the tri-departmental (FCO, DFID, MOD) Conflict Pool (CP) £264,386 was provided in 2012-13; £458,370 in 2013-2014; and approximately £2m is allocated for 2014/15.</p><p>We are not currently able to provide projected amounts for 2015/16. From 2015/16 onwards, the Conflict Pool will be replaced by the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which will have a global budget of £1billion. CSSF allocations by country and according to government department will be finalised in early 2015. FCO and DFID funding for the Arab Partnership for 2015/16 has not yet been agreed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL672 more like this
HL673 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T16:06:26.6563772Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T16:06:26.6563772Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
45487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 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 development impacts are expected from the use of United Kingdom official development assistanceto purchase part of the agribusiness company Feronia through CDC. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL6352 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6353 more like this
HL6354 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
45488
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 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 assessment they have made of the extent to which the work of Feronia fits with the National Development Strategy of the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL6353 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
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HL6352 more like this
HL6354 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
45489
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 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 assessment they have made of the compatibility of Feronia's registration in the Cayman Islands with sustainable economic development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL6354 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6352 more like this
HL6353 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
57579
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
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Central African Republic 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 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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star 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
star 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 remove filter
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
star 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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar 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 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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star 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
star 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 remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
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
star 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
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar 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 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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star 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
star 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 remove filter
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
star 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
176986
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar 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 lessons they have learned from the initial response to the ebola outbreak in West Africa. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL4616 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 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
star this property answer text <p>It is critical that we learn lessons from this crisis and DFID is already working with international partners to achieve the comprehensive global, regional and national systems that will be needed to respond efficiently to future public health emergencies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We welcome the reforms announced at the WHO Special Session on 25 January which align with measures the Prime Minister proposed at the G20 meetings in Brisbane, including the establishment of a rapid response team. The UK has also announced an advance commitment of up to $10million as part of a contingency fund for future outbreaks and emergencies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL4617 more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:32:36.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:32:36.77Z
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2539
star 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