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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
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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: Tuberculosis more like this
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25277
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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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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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4180
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Nye more like this
452290
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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
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: 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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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
458663
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star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
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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 Armed Conflict: Rape more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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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
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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
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
445789
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star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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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 EU Aid 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 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
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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
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less than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
424820
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star this property date less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
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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 International Assistance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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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
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead 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
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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 Darfur: Internally Displaced People more like this
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25277
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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
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL7654 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 2016-04-25more 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
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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 Syria: 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 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
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1243 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 2015-07-16more 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
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less than 2015-07-16T16:17:16.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T16:17:16.983Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma remove filter
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
444462
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star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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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 Nepal: Earthquakes 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 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
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-01-27T17:31:33.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T17:31:33.187Z
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3790
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
533463
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star this property date less than 2016-07-06more like thismore than 2016-07-06
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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 Medecins Sans Frontieres: EU Aid more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Médecins Sans Frontières' rejection of EU funding in Sudan in response to the EU's policies on migrants attempting to reach Europe. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL1046 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 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>We were disappointed to learn about Médecins Sans Frontières' rejection of EU funding in Sudan. Sudan is a major source, host and transit country for migration. As such we remain committed to tackling the full range of migration issues in Sudan, including addressing the conflicts and the human rights situation, and supporting regional co-operation and efforts to stop people trafficking and smuggling through the ‘Khartoum Process’. Through DFID, we will deliver support that addresses the root causes of migration, and strengthen the basis for inclusive economic development and increased employment opportunities to encourage Sudanese people to better see their future in Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T16:34:04.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T16:34:04.627Z
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3790
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
513447
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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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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 Bangladesh: Marriage more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bangladesh about child marriage, and whether it is their policy that the revised Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 should retain the minimum age of marriage for women at 18 years age without exceptions. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL7704 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the commitments made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Girl Summit last year and in New York in September to end marriage under the age 15 by 2021 and under 18 by 2041. We expect the age of marriage to be maintained at 18.</p><p>Alongside other Donor Partners and NGOs we continue to discuss with the Government of Bangladesh our concerns regarding the legislation, including the possibility of an exception clause that might allow marriage below 18 in certain circumstances, with the aim of ensuring that the public commitments at the UK Girl Summit are maintained. Meanwhile, we are working with other parts of HMG and donor partners to press for improved implementation of policies that protect and promote the status of women and girls. Activities to tackle inequality and promote empowerment are embedded across all of our wider programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-05-03T15:00:20.383Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-03T15:00:20.383Z
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3790
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this