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1129731
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Yemen: Internally Displaced People 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 support his Department is providing to internally displaced people in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
unstar this property uin 259950 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is providing a range of support to displaced people in Yemen in response to the displacement of 3.3 million people since the conflict began in 2015. Last financial year (2018/19), for example, we <del class="ministerial">provided</del> <ins class="ministerial">contributed to the provision of </ins>food assistance to over 490,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and since June 2017 we have helped over 40,000 IDPs receive psychosocial support and provided over 35,000 with life-saving health care.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also supported the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide primary healthcare and mental health services, legal assistance, child protection and support to survivors of gender-based violence. We are supporting IOM and UNHCR with £9 million this financial year (2019/20) to allow them to continue providing these vital services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:43:41.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:43:41.48Z
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less than 2019-06-19T10:00:52.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T10:00:52.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1127787
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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: Water 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, with reference to the publication entitled, Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s five-year national action plan, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the implementation of the Government’s commitment to support greater access to water and sanitation; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 257066 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s national action plan on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) sets out challenging five-year ambitions that begin to fulfil the UK’s vision for a world in which AMR is contained and controlled by 2040. DFID and the Department for Health and Social Care are working closely together on tackling AMR and senior officials have met on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>As part of tackling AMR, DFID continues to support health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes which emphasise the importance of improving infection control, and WASH in health facilities, which is key for the prevention of infections and antimicrobial resistance. The UK is committed to supporting countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target of universal access to water and sanitation by 2030.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:33:15.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:33:15.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1127788
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Malawi: Health Services 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 help ensure the adequacy of access to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene facilities in Health Care Facilities in Malawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 257067 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Approximately 40% of health facilities in Malawi do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.</p><p>DFID’s £110m Malawi Health Service Support Programme funds regular supply of piped water to health facilities in 28 districts and the construction of new health facilities that meet water, sanitation and hygiene standards. An estimated 400,000 Malawians will benefit from these facilities.</p><p>DFID Malawi has funded UNICEF to improve hygiene facilities in 13 Cholera-prone districts. The NGO WaterAid has received £2m from DFID through UK Aid Match to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in marginalised districts of Malawi.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:22:02.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:22:02.423Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1127814
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Overseas Aid 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 steps he is taking to work with the leaders of local communities in developing countries to tailor aid and education to their needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 256918 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The approach that the Department for International Development takes to the design and implementation of development programmes emphasises the importance of local context. A network of Country Offices enables DFID to ensure we have staff with expert local knowledge and the ability to work directly with local partners.</p><p> </p><p>The rules that govern our programming stress the importance of ensuring that the views and experiences of citizens and beneficiaries inform the design and delivery of our programmes. The department is currently working to improve the guidance and advice we offer staff on gaining the views of local communities and on adapting our programmes to changing local needs and circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127820
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Zimbabwe: Water 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 adequacy of clean water provision in Harare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
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James Duddridge more like this
unstar this property uin 256986 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Out of a daily demand of 800 mega litres, the City of Harare is only able to provide 500 mega litres. Through a multi-donor trust fund called ZIMFUND, DFID has, since 2010, supported the rehabilitation of water supply infrastructure to improve waste water treatment capacity and water supply to some areas. Through UNICEF we are supporting the City of Harare with repairing water infrastructures and boreholes in cholera prone areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:59:51.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:59:51.573Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
1127838
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Females: Equality 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 steps his Department is taking to improve women's participation in leadership positions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
unstar this property uin 256930 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Getting more women into power gives voice to a marginalised section of society, creates female role models and leads to legislative change and policies that tackle gender inequalities and discrimination. Peace settlements are 35% more likely to endure for more than 15 years if women have been involved in negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>Increasing women’s political participation and leadership is a foundational pillar of DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality, launched in March 2018, and is a top priority in the current cross-Government National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.</p><p> </p><p>Just 24% of national parliamentarians around the world are women. DFID programmes are supporting women to participate in politics.</p><p> </p><p>In Nigeria, DFID’s ‘Women in Politics’ programme supports women elected to the National Assembly, including establishing the first women’s caucus as a forum for advocacy, policy development and training. In Afghanistan, DFID support has helped women provincial councillors who often face intimidation and violence in their work.</p><p> </p><p>Women’s voice and leadership can make a real difference on issues that matter to them.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has supported Amplify Change to fund women-led organisations that help women to claim their sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). Grantees have driven change to policies and laws, such as the Registration of Marriage regulation in Afghanistan; improved access to SRHR services, information and products, such as providing 7000 girls in Tanzania with menstrual products; and transformed social norms including significant contribution to the eradication of child marriage in Cote d’Ivoire.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:29:57.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:29:57.73Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1127839
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Females: Equality 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 plans he has to increase the proportion of UK aid which has gender equality as a primary or secondary objective as measured by the OECD's gender marker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
unstar this property uin 256931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK is recognised as an international leader for our work to promote gender equality. DFID’s Strategic Vision commits us to build on our strong foundations of working to end violence against women and girls, support universal sexual and reproductive health and rights, improve girls’ education, and enable women’s economic and political empowerment. We are also stepping up our support of girls and women in conflict and crises, increasing our focus on adolescent girls, and harnessing the potential of technological innovation for gender equality. Our impact on gender equality is measured by our influence as well as our level of spending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:27:37.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:27:37.78Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1127985
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 action they are taking, with their international partners, to check the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and what estimate they have made of the number of Ebola (1) cases, and (2) related deaths, in that country since August 2018. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL15870 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK is taking the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo extremely seriously. We are working with international partners to monitor the outbreak, and have been a leading donor to the response. UK funding to the World Health Organisation and UNICEF has enabled key activities critical to ending the outbreak including surveillance, contact tracing, infection prevention and control and vaccination.</p><p>As of 27 May 2019, there have been 1,920 confirmed and probable cases and 1,281 deaths. However, consistent disruption to response activities, a high proportion of community deaths, and a low proportion of cases from known contacts, means that the number of cases may be higher than reported.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:55:37.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:55:37.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127986
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Kenya: Abortion 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 20 May (HL15585), what methods they used when deciding that there would be 322,000 additional users of the Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya programme; of those, how many they estimate will use that programme for terminations of pregnancy; from what legislation the policy safe and unsafe abortion derives its mandate and authority to provide support "to increase awareness among policy-makers, legislators, national health authorities and health personnel of the circumstances under which abortion is allowed" in countries where abortion is illegal; and how much has been spent on abortions in each year since that policy was enacted. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL15871 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID Kenya used an internationally respected open-access modelling tool known as ‘Impact2 model’ to estimate the 322,000 additional Family Planning Users to be reached by the programme. This estimate does not include the terminations of pregnancy but covers only users of voluntary modern family planning.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s legislative authority to provide development assistance comes under the International Development Act (IDA). The policy on safe abortion takes an evidence-based, public health approach that aims to reduce death and disability caused by unsafe abortions. The policy is also consistent with the Cairo Programme of Action, agreed at the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The ICPD affirmed that in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.</p><p> </p><p>In countries where abortion is permitted, we can support development programmes that make safe abortion more accessible. In countries where it is highly restricted and maternal mortality and morbidity are high, we can help make the consequences of unsafe abortion more widely understood and can consider supporting processes of legal and policy reform.</p><p> </p><p>The UK abortion policy can be viewed on GOV.UK.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:54:49.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:54:49.867Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127998
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Syria: Internally Displaced People 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 action they, with their allies and international organisations, are taking to prevent the displaced persons camps in Syria at Al-Hawl, Al Roj and Rukban from becoming permanent. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL15883 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly believes that displaced persons camps in Syria, including Al-Hol, Al Roj and Rukban, should not become permanent, and hope that all Syrians currently living in such camps will be able to return home in due course. We support Syrians’ right to return home voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, in line with international humanitarian law, but only when conditions are right for this to happen.</p><p> </p><p>For many, returns will not be possible without an end to the conflict in Syria. We continue to support the UN-facilitated political process for Syria, which aims to reach a lasting settlement to the conflict that protects the rights of all Syrians. Alongside this, we are also using UK Aid to support those who do wish to return home from IDP camps. For example, we are supporting education, vocational training and job creation, and contributing to the restoration of basic services. However, for the millions of Syrians who do currently remain in IDP camps across Syria, we continue to provide life-saving assistance, including providing essential food, water and sanitation, shelter and healthcare.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this