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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 North Korea: Droughts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of an early season drought in North Korea and its impact on harvests, food production, health and levels of malnutrition in that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17446 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in DPRK is a grave concern. The UN estimates that rainfall levels are relatively low in North Korea and food production is subsequently estimated at about 5 million tons, the lowest in 10 years. 10.1 million people – 40% of the population – require food assistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:53:07.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:53:07.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1141910
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are offering the government of Burundi in hosting Congolese refugees being displaced through the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
star this property uin HL17454 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s (DFID) humanitarian programme in Burundi is addressing food insecurity and malnutrition, providing support to internally displaced people and to returning refugees and their host communities. It does not provide support to Congolese refugees. We continue to monitor the overall humanitarian situation in Burundi, including that of Congolese refugees, given ongoing risks in the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK also remains committed to reducing poverty and instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – a key driver for migration to neighbouring countries. The UK is funding stabilisation activities in Eastern DRC to address the underlying drivers of conflict, and we remain at the forefront of the humanitarian response in the DRC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:53:53.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:53:53.26Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4312
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
1140831
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Developing Countries: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to developing countries goes towards loan repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 280374 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) provides full relief on eligible debt owed by countries which have reached Completion Point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, and the African Development Fund (AfDF) of the African Development Bank. The UK contributed £107 million to the MDRI in 2017 and this is all official development assistance (ODA).</p><p> </p><p>When necessary, the UK also provides relief on loans made bilaterally by the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) to developing countries, through the coordinated process of the Paris Club of creditors. In 2017 the UK provided £3 million of ODA as such debt relief on ECGD loans.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore in 2017 the total UK debt relief, through the MDRI and bilaterally, represented 0.78% of total UK ODA in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:21:36.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:21:36.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140841
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the spread of Ebola to the city of Goma and the potential risk of the outbreak spreading to Rwanda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The spread of Ebola to Goma is deeply concerning. Goma’s position on the border increases the chance of Ebola spreading to Rwanda.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a leading donor to the Ebola response in DRC and has played a pivotal role in helping neighbouring countries like Rwanda prepare. On 15 July, DFID announced that the UK would provide up to a further £50 million to the response to December 2019. UK Aid is supporting a range of activities, including the construction of screening facilities at border crossings and the vaccination of health workers in DRC and the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:20:34.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:20:34.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1140842
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to overcome the (a) local mistrust of health officials and (b) militia violence which have impeded efforts to prevent the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo from spreading further. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280176 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest in history and the first in a conflict zone. The UK has been a major supporter of the response since the start, providing funding, technical expertise, and political support.</p><p> </p><p>The response has been hampered by repeated attacks against health workers and health facilities. Improving community trust and ownership are essential to getting the outbreak under control. UK funding supports community engagement and working with local leaders and religious groups to foster trust and ownership. It supports efforts to understand community concerns better and feed this understanding back into the response. Examples include employing people who have recovered from Ebola to talk to communities about the health care they received as a way to build community trust in health workers.</p><p> </p><p>The UK and other donors are also supporting the UN to strengthen security in Ebola affected areas to protect both communities and response workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:23:17.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:23:17.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1140873
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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: International Assistance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the processing time for humanitarian supplies imported through the port of Aden in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 280387 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK tracks Yemen’s imports and ports to monitor trends and predict pressure points in humanitarian supplies. We work with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies to improve our understanding of how Aden Port functions and to advise the United Arab Emirates who are leading international efforts to improve Aden Port.</p><p> </p><p>The UK regularly raises humanitarian concerns with both parties to the conflict, calling on them to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2451 and facilitate safe, rapid, and unhindered access for humanitarian and commercial supplies, including through Aden Port.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:22:44.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:22:44.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1140886
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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: Rohingya more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the decision to move Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to the island of Bhasan Charan, which is at risk of severe flooding and cyclones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 280273 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We have made clear to the Government of Bangladesh that any relocation of refugees must be safe, dignified and meet international humanitarian principles and standards.</p><p> </p><p>The UK fully supports the UN’s position that full and detailed technical and protection assessments should be conducted of Bhasan Char before any relocations of Rohingya are considered. We welcome the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to ensure any relocations are voluntary and are conducted in coordination with UN agencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:23:28.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:23:28.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1140888
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what further steps his Department is taking to stop the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the World Health Organization declared the crisis a public health emergency of international concern. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 280274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has been one of the major supporters of the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since it began in August 2018. This has included providing significant funding and technical expertise. Two days before the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), on 15 July, DFID announced additional financial and technical support of up to £50 million – recognising the seriousness of the situation in DRC and the high risk of regional spread.</p><p> </p><p>Following the PHEIC declaration, the UK has echoed the WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in encouraging countries, companies and individuals to avoid measures that could undermine the response and further fuel insecurity, notably the closure of borders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:23:42.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:23:42.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1141182
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Sustainable Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are they taking alongside international partners to promote the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
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Lord Sheikh more like this
star this property uin HL17365 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is firmly committed to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are embedded in the UK Aid Strategy and DFID’s Single Departmental Plan which is now modelled around the 5Ps of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.</p><p> </p><p>The first Voluntary National Review (VNR) of UK progress towards the SDGs, published in June and presented to the UN in July, highlights the range of activities the Government and a wide variety of partners are undertaking to deliver the Goals at home and abroad. In preparing the Review, the Government participated in 35 engagement events, consulted over 350 organisations and received 270 case studies. The Government has also sought the views of over 6,000 members of the public on investing in the SDGs.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s support for international development is our major contribution to delivering the Goals abroad and entails close cooperation and coordination with other bilateral partners and numerous multilateral organisations. Activities include support for health and education, peace and security and climate action.</p><p> </p><p>There is still more to be done. The SDG Summit at the UN General Assembly in September will be an important global moment for the UK and partners to further promote the Goals, and reaffirm their commitment to delivering them.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:52:43.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:52:43.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sheikh more like this
1141183
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Developing Countries: Fisheries more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress have they made in promoting sustainable fishing in developing countries. more like this
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Lord Sheikh more like this
star this property uin HL17366 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s (DFID) portfolio of commercial agriculture programmes includes support which helps promote the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries. For example, the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) programme in Myanmar promotes community management of wild fisheries. Poor households have better maintained their fish stocks, and adopted new marketing practices, which has helped improve their income and food and nutrition security. The new DFID Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness programme will provide technical assistance to small local businesses working in the aquaculture sector in Malawi and will work with investors to promote responsible investment in this sector. DFID is also supporting sustainable small-scale aquaculture, and our support has contributed to improving the fish-based livelihoods of 51,235 households and 72,264 people.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our cross-Government commitment to protecting the global environment, DFID has provided £150 million and DEFRA £100 million funding to the Global Environment Facility 7th replenishment (2018-2022), which includes support for small island developing states in managing their marine territories. We also provide a core contribution to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which supports countries in sustainable fisheries management. Progress is reported in the FAO’s flagship State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:54:45.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:54:45.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sheikh more like this