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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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 Burma: Rohingya more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of (1) the living and health conditions of the 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, especially children; (2) the level of international cooperation in efforts to assist those refugees; and (3) the preparations to mitigate the impact on those refugees of the approaching monsoon. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL5482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
star this property answer text Living conditions remain challenging due to overcrowding in camps, but my department is working to improve them. We are ensuring better healthcare for refugees - particularly for vulnerable groups including children. The UK has worked with the international community on the humanitarian response plan (HRP) agreed with the international community in September 2017. My department has been working on preparedness measures for the monsoon and cyclone season in Bangladesh since December, working with several other agencies. UK aid has ensured existing shelters of around 158,000 people in camps and host communities most at risk will be upgraded to better withstand severe weather<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T16:42:00.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T16:42:00.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
751994
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from Dr Russell Blacker and representatives of charities and relief organisations involved with northern Iraq, along with Members of both Houses, for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for International Development, to discuss support for minority communities subjected to genocide in northern Iraq; and, if so, how they intend to respond. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL829 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL828 more like this
HL830 more like this
HL831 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751995
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development 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 remove filter
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that Christians and Yazidis who have been victims of genocide in Syria and Iraq do not use UN camps because of oppression and persecution that they have experienced within them, and (2) from Jordanian military officials that ISIS jihadis have infiltrated many such camps. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL830 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL828 more like this
HL829 more like this
HL831 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.29Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751996
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether Department for International Development assessors arranged to meet (1) twice with Christians in the Kurdish–Northern Iraq regions, and (2) with those who have given evidence to DfID about the failure to provide support to victims of genocide in northern Iraq and Syria; and if so, whether those assessors failed to attend those meetings in 2015 and subsequently. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL831 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL828 more like this
HL829 more like this
HL830 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.43Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
751993
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development 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 remove filter
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure their emergency funding for displaced people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains reaches displaced minorities such as the Yazidis and Christians; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which their policy of neutrality and impartiality will lead to the inclusion or exclusion of those who have been subject to genocide. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL828 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL829 more like this
HL830 more like this
HL831 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
861325
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star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Cholera more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen; and what assistance they are providing to the more than one million people affected. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL6308 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 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
star this property answer text <p>Yemen has suffered from one of the worst cholera outbreaks ever recorded, at almost 1.1 million suspected cases. Although new cases have declined, cholera is likely to resurge during the upcoming rainy season. Estimates put 74% of districts (representing 22 million people) at risk.</p><p> </p><p>The reason that cholera, a treatable condition which stems from using contaminated water, is so difficult to control is because systems like public health and water and sanitation have broken down.</p><p> </p><p>DFID provided £8 million in the financial year 2017/18 to UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration for prevention, for example providing households with chlorine tablets for drinking water, and treatment for those who are affected. We are now encouraging the UN to have a robust preparedness plan for the upcoming rainy season and have helped to fund the planned cholera vaccination campaign through our core-funding to GAVI.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-03-27T16:03:24.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-27T16:03:24.07Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Refugees more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement by UNRWA on 26 April, what action they will take to protect and provide for Palestinian refugees in the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus and surrounding areas. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL7488 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 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Yarmouk camp has been besieged for several years. Humanitarian access remains restricted due to ongoing military activity and the presence of Daesh. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), supported by DFID, has had no direct access to the camp since April 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to call on all parties to protect civilians, and to allow humanitarian agencies unfettered access to provide aid to those most in need, including at the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group. The Secretary of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East focused on these messages at the ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ Conference in Brussels on 24 and 25 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T14:27:11.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T14:27:11.963Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
390601
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star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Tuberculosis more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the proportion of HIV-related deaths in (1) Kenya, (2) Malawi, (3) Mozambique, (4) Nigeria and (5) Rwanda that are due to tuberculosis. more like this
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Baroness Nye more like this
star this property uin HL1541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p>World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows that, in 2013, the proportion of deaths amongst people with HIV that were due to TB was as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Proportion of deaths amongst people with HIV that were due to TB in 2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malawi</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mozambique</p></td><td><p>46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nigeria</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rwanda</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:01:15.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:01:15.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Nye more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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 Africa: Infectious Diseases more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death for girls and women aged 10 to 19 in Africa, and what steps they are taking, working with individual countries bilaterally, to tackle those diseases. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL6191 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 2016-02-18more like thismore than 2016-02-18
star this property answer text <p>World Health Organisation (WHO) data show that the leading causes of death from infectious diseases amongst adolescent girls and women in Africa are HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, respiratory infections, meningitis and malaria. HIV/AIDS is not only the leading cause of death itself, but is also responsible for deaths from many other infectious diseases. The UK is the second largest funder of HIV prevention, care and treatment, and has pledged up to £1 billion for the 2014-16 replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Half of Global Fund resources are used to tackle HIV and almost 60% are invested in programmes that reach women and children.</p><p>The UK puts the empowerment of girls and women at the heart of everything we do. Through our multilateral and bilateral investments we are tackling the barriers that limit their access to services, strengthening health systems, and tackling the stigma and gender-based violence and inequality they face.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-02-18T16:58:20.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-18T16:58:20.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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 Sustainable Development more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the UK's Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL12048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Work on the UK’s Voluntary National Review is under way. The Government is committed to producing an inclusive, credible, and robust report which will be presented at the UN High Level Political Forum in July 2019. We expect to publish the report shortly before then.</p><p> </p><p>We are inviting input from a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of civil society and businesses, to tell us how they are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals via our Voluntary National Review website, <a href="http://www.,ov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals</a>. It would be very helpful if Parliamentarians could help us publicise this opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to engage with interested groups, including Parliamentarians, before the report is finalised and will be holding a series of roundtable events early next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:14:08.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:14:08.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
577938
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Airports more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling the wind shear issue that is preventing the opening of St Helena’s airport to regular passenger flights; and when they anticipate that regular passenger flights will begin at that airport. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL1684 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>Work is ongoing to establish the impact of the wind conditions at St Helena Airport, with a view to identifying the means to mitigate the impact of the wind shear on flight operations. At the same time work continues to identify options for commencing commercial air services, the timing of which depends on securing the right aircraft and regulatory approvals. We are aiming for these services to start as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T11:58:24.637Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T11:58:24.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
458663
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Rape more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in providing safe abortion for women who are raped in conflict situations. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL6815 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 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Women and girls raped in conflict situations need access to a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services. The UK funds partners to deliver such services. For example, we are working with agencies such as UNFPA to provide essential sexual and reproductive health care within our humanitarian responses, including in Ukraine and Syria. We encourage other donors and partner agencies to increase provision of sexual and reproductive health services including full implementation of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). These may include access to safe abortion services as set out in our policy paper on safe and unsafe abortion.</p><p>The Secretary of State made a commitment at the UN General Assembly in 2015 that in humanitarian crises, DFID calls for proposals will require the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls to be considered. We are working with our partners to operationalise this commitment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T15:39:28.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T15:39:28.473Z
star this property answering member
3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1055180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12814), what improvements they hope to see in the conditions in Gaza in the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL13482 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Within the next five years the UK Government hopes to see an improvement in access to clean water, energy and jobs in Gaza. We would also like to see all parties ease movement and access restrictions. This would make it easier for Gazans to sell their goods to Israel and other countries in the region; and for small businesses to grow and create jobs. DFID's new economic development programme will support all these activities.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are clear that a durable agreement is needed to address the underlying causes of the conflict and to transform the situation in Gaza. This is why the UK continues to support progress towards a two-state solution that permanently ends the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such an agreement should ensure that Hamas and other terrorist groups permanently end rocket fire and attacks against Israel and accept the Quartet Principles; the Palestinian Authority resumes control in Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and that Israel lifts its restrictions to ease the suffering of ordinary Palestinians and allow the Gazan economy to grow.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:19:41.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:19:41.95Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
904265
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Rohingya more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional humanitarian aid they are providing to (1) Bangladeshi authorities, (2) non-governmental organisations, and (3) Department for International Development operations, dealing with the effects of the current monsoon on Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL7841 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>With support from the UK, UN agencies, the Red Cross and NGOs on the ground are working tirelessly on measures to improve conditions in the camps and to prepare for extreme weather. The UK has led the way so far in terms of the scale and speed of our response to the crisis, pledging £129m in humanitarian support. As part of our response we are taking a wide range of measures to improve flood and cyclone preparedness, including improved shelters, water and sanitation, vaccination campaigns and prepositioning of emergency supplies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-23T16:29:54.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T16:29:54.51Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
445789
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals for diverting a proportion of the EU's external aid to assist member states in receiving and caring for the current increased numbers of refugees, and to job-creating investment in the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5199 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 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
star this property answer text <p>With pressure from the United Kingdom and other Member States, the European Union (EU) has mobilised considerable funding to support the international response to the refugee crisis – including within Europe, and to tackle the root causes of migration and displacement in the Middle East and North Africa.</p><p>Within Europe, the UK is working to ensure that all tools are being used to support the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis, and that the donor effort is well coordinated through the Civil Protection Mechanism. Alongside this, the UK's support for refugees and migrants during the Mediterranean migration crisis has reached nearly £55million. This money is focused on providing life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable people rescued at sea or in transit.</p><p>In the Middle East and the North Africa, the EU is a leading donor in the response to the Syria crisis with over €5 billion of total budget mobilised by the European Commission and Member States collectively in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation assistance. The UK has been at the forefront of this, pledging over £1.1 billion, our largest ever humanitarian response to a single crisis. In addition, the EU Trust Fund for Africa – a €1.8billion fund – will allocate money to projects in the Sahel, Horn and North Africa to tackle the root causes of migration.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Z
star this property answering member
3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
712581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Airports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 30 January (HL4701), and in the light of the positive results of the recent air access tests at St Helena Airport, whether wind shear was the primary factor in the decision made to reduce regular air services to and from that airport. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
star this property uin HL6176 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 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Wind shear identified at St Helena Airport in April 2016 meant that the commencement of regular scheduled air services was postponed while the operating conditions were investigated and means identified to mitigate their impact. A tender for a weekly air service into St Helena was launched in December 2016 and received a substantial response. Contract award is scheduled for early summer 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-03-28T16:47:33.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-28T16:47:33.07Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
424820
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of international aid agencies' efforts to support and protect their staff from sexual abuse. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL3163 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 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Whilst we do not have a contractual obligation to have a duty of care for the staff of international aid agencies that are funded by DFID, all DFID funding is subject to DFID’s Due Diligence procedures which assess an organisation’s governance and control structure and those of their downstream partners.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-11-05T16:48:39.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:48:39.69Z
star this property answering member
3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
832867
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Natural Gas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with interested parties about the commercial development of the offshore gas field at Gaza, together with related infrastructures such as transport facilities. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5173 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK has not had any recent discussions on this subject, we have in the past encouraged discussions between interested parties about the commercial development of the offshore gas field in Gaza. We are currently engaging with relevant stakeholders to discuss the development of infrastructure for enhanced water and electricity supply in Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T17:15:51.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:15:51.79Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
511896
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Darfur: Internally Displaced People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the evidence that following the clashes between rebel and government forces in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur the number of civilians who have fled the fighting has led to the displacement of 130,000 people. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL7654 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Whilst exact displacement figures from Jebel Marra are difficult to establish due to access restrictions and challenges with registration, we regard the UN figure of approximately 130,000 people displaced as the best possible estimate. This is of course deeply troubling, and we have raised our concerns with the Government of Sudan. We continue to press both bilaterally and at the UN Security Council for full humanitarian access to be granted to the affected areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T14:38:13.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T14:38:13.667Z
star this property answering member
3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
714755
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no reference to (1) targeted and persecuted religious minorities, or (2) the fundamental human right of freedom of religion and belief, is made in the goals specified in the Department for International Development policy paper, <i>Agenda 2030: Delivering the Global Goals</i>. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL6375 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 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
star this property answer text <p>While there is no specific reference in the DFID Policy Paper, the UK’s commitment to Leave No One Behind encompasses a broad range of discriminated and marginalised groups - age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, such as language, LGBT, migratory status or geographic location. Leave No One Behind means tackling the root causes of extreme poverty and exclusion for different groups – including on the basis of religion – by ensuring opportunities for all, both now and in the future. It commits the UK to set a of actions to ensure that; people who are furthest behind, who have least opportunity and who are the most excluded will be prioritised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-04-04T15:43:18.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-04T15:43:18.357Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
801222
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Reconstruction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of the damage to (1) Aleppo, (2) Raqqa, and (3) other towns and villages in northern Syria, following recent fighting; which bodies have responsibility for the reconstruction of those areas; and what discussions they have held, or plan to hold, with other governments and agencies on these matters. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL3879 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid to those affected. The UK will only provide support for reconstruction once a credible, genuine and inclusive political transition is firmly underway. It is not possible at present to assess accurately the costs of reconstruction.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-18T11:31:23.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T11:31:23.033Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
993818
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Reconstruction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of repairing the damage caused to Raqqa’s infrastructure by US-led coalition operations; and what part they intend to play in the rebuilding of Raqqa. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL10951 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 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid to those affected. Since the liberation of Ar-Raqqa from Da’esh, the UK has increased its response to meet the needs of those affected in the city and the rest of North Eastern Syria to help fund a range of activities including mine clearance; health provisions; protection; clean water; sanitation; education; food; and agricultural support. We have limited access to Ar-Raqqa at present due in part to extensive mine contamination from Da’esh’s previous occupation, which has hampered humanitarian efforts and poses a critical risk to civilians. As such, it is not possible at present to accurately assess the costs of reconstruction. The UK will only provide support for reconstruction in Syria once a credible, inclusive political transition is firmly underway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-05T12:35:40.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T12:35:40.677Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
806348
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Reconstruction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call for donations and other measures from the diaspora community in order to assist the reconstruction of Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4146 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-27more like thismore than 2017-12-27
star this property answer text <p>While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those affected. The UK will only provide support for reconstruction once a credible, genuine and inclusive political transition is firmly underway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-27T13:54:35.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-27T13:54:35.29Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
718244
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what preliminary discussions they have held with the European Commission, and with other relevant EU bodies, on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on (1) the European Development Fund, (2) the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection, and (3) Humanitarian Aid Operations and other aid agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL6743 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>While the UK remains an EU member state we will continue to fulfil all the obligations of our membership. This includes taking full part in, and influencing, the EU’s development policies and programmes. The question of the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on those policies and programmes will form a key part of the exit negotiations: the EU will remain an important development partner for the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T16:25:48.393Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T16:25:48.393Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
388468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for changing the emphasis in aid for Syrian refugees from relief towards empowerment and sustainable human and economic development. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1243 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>While humanitarian aid is still needed to respond to the Syria crisis, the protracted nature of the Syria crisis means that this must be complemented by longer term support for the empowerment and human and economic development of Syrian refugees. The UK is leading by example by shifting the emphasis of UK aid from short term emergency relief to longer term approaches, including by providing multi-year funding commitments to our partners, and encouraging other donors to do the same. A good example of this is UK support for education under the No Lost Generation Initiative.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T16:17:16.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T16:17:16.983Z
star this property answering member
3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
444462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Nepal: Earthquakes more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the present situation in Nepal, especially in outlying villages that cannot be reached by road, and (2) the aid that was sent to Nepal following the recent earthquakes; how much such aid they sent, and what assessment they have made of how much was sent by British citizens; and how much of that aid fulfilled the purposes for which it was sent. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5013 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>While emergency aid has reached most areas, we still estimate one million people will be living in temporary shelters at altitudes above 1,500 metres over the winter and are in need of urgent cold weather support. DFID, through its partners, is providing winter support to approximately 42,000 families (over 200,000 people) both via in kind assistance (blankets, mattresses, clothes, shelter insulation, solar lamps and cook stoves), as well as through a number of activities that contribute to an enabling environment for an effective and responsive humanitarian support. For example we are supporting helicopter operations to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to communities in areas inaccessible by land. Winter distributions are over 60 % complete and are expected to be fully complete by the end of January.</p><p>Information on total aid sent to Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake can be found online through UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affair’s (OCHA) Financial Tracking System which is updated periodically. DFID’s response to the devastating earthquake now stands at £70 million following further commitments made at the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction. Funds raised by the British public for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal have already reached over £85 million, which includes £5 million in matched funding provided by DFID. More information on Nepal DEC work including a review of the response is available online. The UK is committed to ensuring that our assistance is made available to those most in need. We work with trusted partner NGO’s and UN agencies to deliver the UK humanitarian effort. These groups provide real time feedback of the situation on the ground to ensure DFID funds are used effectively.</p>
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