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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Yemen: World Food Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the World Food Programme announcement that there has been a nearly 50 per cent decrease in operations at Hodeidah port in recent weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Red Sea Ports are currently operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. For most of this year imports have been robust and in some cases exceeded pre-war levels. We are however concerned about recent reports of a reduction of imports into Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>To maintain confidence of commercial importers, the UK recently worked with the US, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to agree measures with the Central Bank of Yemen to issue letters of credit to provide foreign currency so that importers can purchase food on international markets. This will help strengthen imports. It has also resulted in an appreciation of the Yemeni Riyal, increasing the purchasing power of ordinary Yemenis.</p><p> </p><p>It is imperative the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remain operational. Yemen relies on imports to meet 90% of its basic needs like food and fuel. We therefore welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm. A political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:37:54.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:37:54.12Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Yemen: UN Security Council more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160081 on Yemen: UN Security Council, what recent steps his Department is taking to use the UK’s penholder status on Yemen at the UN Security Council to bring a new resolution forward. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189654 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to fulfil its role as penholder on Yemen in the UN Security Council by coordinating sessions with the Security Council President that respond to developments in Yemen and the will of the Council as a whole. Both the Foreign Secretary and I have recently visited the Middle East to have constructive discussions with the Saudi-led Coalition on pathways to achieve de-escalation and reduce tensions. The Foreign Secretary was clear that both sides would need to play their part in confidence-building measures. Meanwhile, the UK will continue discussions with partners on how the UN Security Council can support the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths' on the political process and improving the humanitarian situation. This will include discussions on the draft UN Security Council Resolution on Yemen ahead of a Security Council briefing on the issue on 16 November.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:26:12.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:26:12.893Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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Department for International Development more like this
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: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that British-funded aid is not blocked at ports in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 68314 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to lobby all parties to the conflict to facilitate commercial and humanitarian access, and is supporting the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Humanitarian Air Service to improve access for humanitarian agencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T18:00:37.77Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T18:00:37.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Yemen: Imports 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 ensure that humanitarian and commercial supplies are not prevented from entering Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Conflict is making humanitarian and commercial access into and within Yemen extremely difficult. We continue to urge all parties to the conflict to take all reasonable steps to allow and facilitate rapid and safe humanitarian access.</p><p>In addition, since 2015 the Department For International Development has supported the following UN agencies who are helping to facilitate humanitarian and commercial access:</p><p>- The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who broker humanitarian access for the international response (£1.8 million).</p><p>- The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to provide an air bridge into Yemen for UN and Non-Government Organistion humanitarian staff (£1 million).</p><p>- The UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to speed up the clearance process for ships and improve commercial confidence (£1.4 million).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T15:38:40.52Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T15:38:40.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003858
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that humanitarian provision reaches the 300,000 civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189656 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p> </p><p>We have consistently made it clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:40:13.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:40:13.557Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
1003859
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development,what assessment she has made of the effect of the latest military offensive in Hodeidah with regard to her Department''s provision of support in that region to prevent malnutrition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189657 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>On World Food Day this year, the UK announced a package of £96.5 million to help UNICEF continue tackle malnutrition in Yemen over the coming three years. This package will screen 2.2 million children under the age of five for malnutrition and provide urgent treatment for 70,000 of the most vulnerable children.</p><p>The recent increase in military activity in and around Hodeidah has had a relatively limited impact on this programme so far, as the programme’s activities are implemented countrywide, not exclusively in Hodeidah. The continued flow of goods through and onwards from Hodeidah port, however, will be critical to ensure that humanitarian supplies can reach those in need.</p><p>In Hodeidah city, stocks of supplies including nutrition, and fuel are still available thanks to the pre-positioning by UNICEF and its partners. Efforts are now focused on scaling up lifesaving activities within the humanitarian response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:42:48.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:42:48.947Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
1003860
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian impact of the latest military offensive on Hodeidah port in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189658 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely. As we have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows.</p><p> </p><p>The impact of the violence around Hodeidah on commercial and humanitarian access is one of the main reasons behind the UN’s warning of the growing risk of food insecurity in Yemen. We are concerned by reports that access to the Red Sea mills has been restricted as result of the latest fighting.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:45:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:45:21.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003861
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) increase food, medicine and fuel imports to Hodeidah port and (b) distribute those imports to the areas of the country that rely on those imports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK government continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p><p>We have consistently made it clear, the Houthis must facilitate access throughout areas they control which is where most of the population live.</p><p>As a part of our effort to secure vital access for food, fuel, and medicine into and throughout Yemen, the UK is also providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to give the Saudi-led Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on large commercial ships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:50:15.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:50:15.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1024046
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure effective delivery of humanitarian aid (a) into and (b) throughout Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201674 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm, with both sides agreeing a ceasefire in Hodeidah and committing to withdraw troops from the port and city. A political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.</p><p> </p><p>Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. The UK is providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to increase physical inspections of commercial ships, and ensure that weapons are not entering the country illegitimately.</p><p> </p><p>As we have consistently made clear, all parties must ensure that Hodeidah and Saleef ports and onward supply routes are kept open, and commercial and humanitarian flows are not disrupted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:32:37.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:32:37.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1024049
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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: 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 her Department has made of the effect of the continued military offensive on Hodeidah port on the delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201677 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm. A pause in fighting around Hodeidah has been in place since 14 November.</p><p> </p><p>As we have consistently made clear, all parties must ensure that Hodeidah and Saleef ports and onward supply routes are kept open, and commercial and humanitarian flows are not disrupted.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support in Hodeidah as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day, and cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodediah.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:38:59.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:38:59.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this