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star this property date less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance: International Cooperation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on tackling international tax avoidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary meets regularly with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss a broad range of topics.</p><p>The Government is committed to tackling tax avoidance and evasion to ensure that everyone, no matter who they are, pays the right amount of tax at the right time.</p><p>Since 2010, the Government has introduced over 100 measures that clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion and has secured and protected an additional £200 billion that would have otherwise gone unpaid.</p><p> </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 2019-11-05T14:59:57.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:59:57.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Honours 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 proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of each category of Honour in (a) December 2018 and (b) June 2019 were (i) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (ii) female aged (A) under 30, (B) 31 to 40, (C) 41 to 50 and (D) aged over 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 8603 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>, as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on ages is not correlated with other diversity factors. We also publish the proportion of honours by independent committee on GOV.UK. The numbers of honours recipients in the Department for International Development are very small and vary from year to year. Releasing the requested data would identify the individuals and they have given permission for their data to be used for statistical purposes only.</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 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1167366
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Digital Technology more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
star this property uin 7667 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfid-digital-strategy-2018-to-2020-doing-development-in-a-digital-world" target="_blank">Digital Strategy 2018 to 2020</a> sets out a vision and approach for doing development in a digital world. Its aim is to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development, in order to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people.</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for delivering on the digital strategy is shared across different business units in DFID, including the Head of Emerging Policy, Innovation and Capability, the Chief Information Officer, the Head of Better Delivery Department and the Chief Statistician, co-ordinating through the Digital Data and Technology Steering Group.</p><p> </p><p>A Digital Data and Technology Delivery Board chaired by the Permanent Secretary provides strategic oversight and guidance.</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 2019-11-05T13:38:36.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:38:36.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Money Laundering more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his (a) Kenyan, (b) Ugandan and (c) South Sudanese counterparts on preventing money-laundering and profiteering by the South Sudanese elite. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 7752 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>​Illicit finance is a driver of destabilisation, poor governance and conflict. In South Sudan this leads to resources being diverted that could be used to support peace process implementation and end the suffering of the people of South Sudan. We encourage the region to address weaknesses in their financial systems that provide channels for illicit finance, including in relation to South Sudan. In January the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury and Home Office Ministers wrote to their Kenyan and Ugandan counterparts outlining UK concerns, as well as offering practical support to help ensure robust systems are in place to deter corruption and illicit financial flows. The UK has also deployed technical expertise from both the National Crime Agency and Department for International Development to ensure Kenya’s compliance with Financial Action Task Force standards that can help to address the illicit financial flows in the region. British officials in Juba also frequently engage with the South Sudanese Ministry of Finance to ensure its spending is in line with its approved budget and to urge transparency and accountability in line with the provisions of the 12 September 2018 Peace Agreement.</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 2019-11-04T14:56:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:56:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambia: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in The Gambia in relation to (a) freedom of expression and (b) freedom of association. 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 7724 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government has a strong relationship with The Gambia and is encouraged by positive progress on the human rights situation since President Barrow took office in 2017. We welcome the commitment of the President and the Government of The Gambia to embrace change by drafting a new Gambian Constitution that has a human rights based approach to development with freedom of expression, freedom of association and media freedom at the heart of it. As the former Foreign Secretary acknowledged at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event on 2 May 2019, The Gambia has made huge strides in improving media freedoms having climbed 30 places in the World Press Freedom Index over the last year.</p><p>When our Ambassador for Human Rights visited The Gambia in October, she held constructive meetings across the Government of The Gambia and with civil society on human rights issues. We now look forward to The Gambia’s upcoming Human Rights Universal Periodic Review on 5 November and urge the Government of the Gambia to implement recommendations appropriately in fulfilment of their human rights obligations.</p><p>The UK will continue to support The Gambia taking specific action to resolve the challenges still to be addressed so that the human rights of all its citizens are respected and protected.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7725 more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:47:51.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:47:51.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambia: Press Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help promote media freedom in The Gambia. 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 7725 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government has a strong relationship with The Gambia and is encouraged by positive progress on the human rights situation since President Barrow took office in 2017. We welcome the commitment of the President and the Government of The Gambia to embrace change by drafting a new Gambian Constitution that has a human rights based approach to development with freedom of expression, freedom of association and media freedom at the heart of it. As the former Foreign Secretary acknowledged at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event on 2 May 2019, The Gambia has made huge strides in improving media freedoms having climbed 30 places in the World Press Freedom Index over the last year.</p><p>When our Ambassador for Human Rights visited The Gambia in October, she held constructive meetings across the Government of The Gambia and with civil society on human rights issues. We now look forward to The Gambia’s upcoming Human Rights Universal Periodic Review on 5 November and urge the Government of the Gambia to implement recommendations appropriately in fulfilment of their human rights obligations.</p><p>The UK will continue to support The Gambia taking specific action to resolve the challenges still to be addressed so that the human rights of all its citizens are respected and protected.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7724 more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:47:51.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:47:51.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to advance the rights of older women in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality underlines the need to focus on each stage of the lifecycle if we are to achieve our ambitions to leave no-one behind. This includes recognising the contribution of older women and considering them in efforts to empower women economically.</p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p>The UK is also committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever United Nations-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:39:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:39:45.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Older People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that older women and men are supported and empowered and that their rights are protected as part of the Government's commitment to the Leave no one behind principle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 7139 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID believes that no one should face the indignity of extreme, absolute, chronic poverty, and as part of our commitment to <em>Leave No One Behind</em>, we will put the needs of the most excluded first. This means challenging the social barriers that deny people opportunity and limit their potential. Older people can experience a range of complex barriers and face multiple exclusions. They are more likely than any other age group to have disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting the economic empowerment of older people. For example, the UK has been proud to partner with the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant. The programme currently supports 168,340 older people each year.</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 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to recognise, promote and support the paid and unpaid work of older women as part of its economic empowerment programs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Through the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme the UK Government invested in research to better understand the care economy, and the interventions that will most help women to become economically empowered and productive. The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme undertook 14 research projects in 50 countries and promoted the use of research by decision makers. DFID is commissioning further research in a new phase which will include a focus on women’s unpaid care work.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s leadership on improving collection and use of disaggregated sex and age data seeks to empower older women (among other groups) to escape poverty. Our Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan sets out the steps we will take to work across the international system to develop tools, methods, and guidance on inclusive data.</p><p> </p><p>UKAid is supporting the expansion of social protection programmes to empower older people. For example, the UK has supported the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant. The programme currently supports 168,340 older people each year.</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 2019-11-05T13:35:27.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:35:27.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Somalia: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment objectives into his Department's resilience programmes in Somalia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of building resilience in Somalia since 2013 and is widely acknowledged to have played a leading role in preventing famine in 2017. Our current four year £64 million Building Resilient Communities in Somalia programme has fully integrated the prevention and treatment of malnutrition within the overall community driven approach and will contribute to improved outcomes for malnourished children. The programme is expected to support at least 160,000 women and children through malnutrition treatment and prevention services by 2022. Other donors are following our lead to build resilience in Somalia and break the cycle of dependency on relief aid.</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 2019-11-05T13:36:21.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:36:21.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this