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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid 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, how much overseas development aid the Government has provided to Yemen since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 9282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>In 2015/16 DFID provided £90m in direct assistance to Yemen; in 2016/17 £112m; and in 2017/18 we are providing £139m. On top of this DFID also provides support to Yemen through our global programmes and through our multilateral contributions.</p><p>Our contribution this year makes us the second-largest donor to the UN’s 2017 Yemen Appeal and the third-largest humanitarian donor to Yemen overall. At the same time, the UK continues to play a leading role in lobbying for a political solution to the conflict, as well as pressing the international community to step up their own contributions to Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:57:56.043Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:57:56.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chippenham more like this
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Michelle Donelan more like this
star this property uin 8442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Yemen is one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world. According to the UN, almost 21 million people (over 75% of the population) are in need of humanitarian aid, with nearly 10 million in need of immediate help to save or sustain life. Yemen is also facing the world’s worst cholera outbreak with over 624,000 suspected cholera cases recorded since April and more than 2,000 deaths.</p><p>In response, the UK has increased our funding for Yemen to £139 million for 2017-18. This includes support for cholera prevention; the provision of medical supplies and treatment for those affected; as well as life-saving interventions including nutrition support to 1.7 million people and clean water and sanitation for 1.2 million people.</p><p>On the 11<sup>th</sup> August, the Secretary of State for International Development announced that we are targeting £8 million of our support to UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration on activities specifically to address cholera. The funding will be used to provide medical supplies to half a million people, give safe access to chlorinated water to 300,000 people, and rehabilitate medical facilities used by 250,000 people.</p><p>This is a significant increase from previous years, and makes us the second-largest contributor to the UN’s 2017 Yemen Appeal and the third-largest humanitarian donor overall. At the same time the UK continues to play a leading role in lobbying for a political solution to the conflict, as well as pressing others in the international community to step up and provide co-ordinated humanitarian support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T17:03:10.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T17:03:10.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
758261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees 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 support her Department is providing to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 9028 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting people in Lebanon by meeting the most urgent humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities, investing in job opportunities and providing quality education to children in Lebanon. Since the start of the Syria crisis, DFID has provided nearly half a million cash grants and vouchers to vulnerable people to meet their basic needs, expanded the Lebanese education system to reach almost 300,000 Syrian children, and improved infrastructure and services in 51 of the most conflict-prone municipalities. We also supported approximately 13,000 individuals in Lebanon through livelihoods projects and support to cooperatives, created 1,300 new jobs and provided sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation to over 900,000 people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:57:32.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:57:32.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
758262
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees 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 she has made of the effect of church-based initiatives in Lebanon in supporting Syrian refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 9029 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The UN co-ordinates the activities of humanitarian actors in Lebanon, including faith-based organisations, in support of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan, which is a strategic and operational framework agreed by the Government of Lebanon. We encourage all organisations, including church-based initiatives, to ensure any support they provide is coordinated through these appropriate frameworks to ensure the most vulnerable receive the support they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:58:24.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:58:24.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
758263
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 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 estimate she has made of the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 9027 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>As of 30 June 2017, 1,001,051 Syrian refugees were registered with UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon; the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan, agreed between the Government of Lebanon and the UN states that, as not all refugees are registered, the total could be as high as 1.5 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:56:55.94Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:56:55.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading South Asia: Floods more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian support the Government has provided (a) to each country and (b) by each delivery agency in response to the recent flooding in South Asia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 8705 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s work has been pivotal in supporting the governments of Bangladesh and Nepal to respond quickly and effectively to help people who have been affected. In each affected country:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong>Bangladesh</strong>: DFID made the first international contribution of £660,000 – the largest contributor after Government of Bangladesh itself -to those affected by the floods, via a consortium of NGOs. This will help over 60,000 people with food, shelter, and water and sanitation.</li><li><strong>Nepal:</strong> DFID has also allocated £400,000 to the Nepal Red Cross Society for water, sanitation, livelihood recovery and health. DFID has also responded through the START Fund global consortia of NGOs, which responds to small and medium emergencies. The multi-donor global START Fund has allocated £325,000.</li><li><strong>India:</strong> The START Fund has allocated £400,000 for India. The Indian Government has not requested assistance.</li><li><strong>Pakistan</strong>: DFID has funded a rapid assessment around Karachi and Sindh to identify potential needs.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:56:22.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:56:22.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
755951
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Slavery 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 discussions her Department has had with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority on steps to tackle modern slavery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 7478 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office leads on the UK Government’s relationship with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and provide support to the GLAA in executing its police powers to deal with serious cases of labour market abuse, including modern slavery. The Department for International Development (DFID) works in close collaboration with the Home Office, to ensure modern slavery is being tackled both domestically and internationally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:59:20.303Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:59:20.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
755953
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spends on combatting modern slavery each year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 7135 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development tackles modern slavery directly through programmes that have an estimated combined spend of approximately £45 million. This comprises of:</p><p>- The £10.5 million Work in Freedom programme, which is helping women facing slavery and exploitation. To date over 200,000 women have benefited.</p><p>- The £8 million Women and Girls Protection Fund for Europe and the Mediterranean has been established to protect women and girls migrating from North Africa to Europe at risk of trafficking, forced labour and violence.</p><p>- The £21.8m Responsible, Accountable and Transparent Enterprise (RATE) collaborates with business, global initiatives and DFID country offices, will spread responsible business approaches, including tackling modern slavery.</p><p>- Additionally, we are providing funding to projects tackling modern slavery through Aid Direct and Aid Connect with modern slavery and child labour as one of four priority areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:58:52.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:58:52.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians: Higher Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority, signed in 2014, what discussions her Department has had with the Palestinian Authority regarding President Abbas' decision to appoint Imad Hamato to the post of dean of the Al-Azhar Institutes in Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 8640 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Our partnership with the Palestinian Authority includes a commitment from the Palestinian leadership to adhere to the principle of non-violence and to tackle language that could incite violence or hatred, including anti-Semitic language. While we have not raised this specific issue with the Palestinian Authority, HMG regularly lobby the Palestinian leadership to tackle language that could incite violence or hatred, including anti-Semitic language. I raised this at the highest levels during my recent visit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:55:17.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:55:17.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
757498
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians: Development Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much development funding was provided by her Department to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last five financial years; what organisations were so funded; and what the objectives of that funding were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 8550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK provides direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Finance and Planning to contribute to the salaries of vetted public servants. A breakdown of funding by financial years is below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Beneficiary</p></td><td><p>Purpose</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministry of Finance and Planning</p></td><td><p>For financial years 2012/13 – 2015/16, UK funding contributed to public servants salaries through the EU PEGASE mechanism. In 2016/17 UK funding was specifically earmarked for West Bank health and education public servants salaries.</p></td><td><p>£34.1 million</p></td><td><p>£41.6 million</p></td><td><p>£22 million</p></td><td><p>£24.8 million</p></td><td><p>£25 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T09:49:16.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T09:49:16.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this