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star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Cholera more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen; and what assistance they are providing to the more than one million people affected. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL6308 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
star this property answer text <p>Yemen has suffered from one of the worst cholera outbreaks ever recorded, at almost 1.1 million suspected cases. Although new cases have declined, cholera is likely to resurge during the upcoming rainy season. Estimates put 74% of districts (representing 22 million people) at risk.</p><p> </p><p>The reason that cholera, a treatable condition which stems from using contaminated water, is so difficult to control is because systems like public health and water and sanitation have broken down.</p><p> </p><p>DFID provided £8 million in the financial year 2017/18 to UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration for prevention, for example providing households with chlorine tablets for drinking water, and treatment for those who are affected. We are now encouraging the UN to have a robust preparedness plan for the upcoming rainy season and have helped to fund the planned cholera vaccination campaign through our core-funding to GAVI.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-03-27T16:03:24.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-27T16:03:24.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
993818
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star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Reconstruction more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of repairing the damage caused to Raqqa’s infrastructure by US-led coalition operations; and what part they intend to play in the rebuilding of Raqqa. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL10951 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 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid to those affected. Since the liberation of Ar-Raqqa from Da’esh, the UK has increased its response to meet the needs of those affected in the city and the rest of North Eastern Syria to help fund a range of activities including mine clearance; health provisions; protection; clean water; sanitation; education; food; and agricultural support. We have limited access to Ar-Raqqa at present due in part to extensive mine contamination from Da’esh’s previous occupation, which has hampered humanitarian efforts and poses a critical risk to civilians. As such, it is not possible at present to accurately assess the costs of reconstruction. The UK will only provide support for reconstruction in Syria once a credible, inclusive political transition is firmly underway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T12:35:40.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T12:35:40.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
772432
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star this property date less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
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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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the severe humanitarian crisis in Yemen, what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia regarding allowing aid agencies access to Yemen. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL2125 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 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge all parties to the conflict to facilitate rapid and safe access for humanitarian aid in Yemen.</p><p>Most recently, on Sunday 15 October the Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, met representatives of the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen and stressed the importance of ensuring that the humanitarian community can reach Yemeni people in desperate need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-10-31T17:11:37.093Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-31T17:11:37.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
429226
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star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent comments by European Council President Donald Tusk that Russian military action in Syria is increasing the number of refugees to Europe; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the US-led coalition's military action on the number of Syrian refugees. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL3710 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 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>We continue to closely monitor the humanitarian impact of Russian airstrikes in Syria. We are particularly concerned at UN reports that Russian-backed regime offensives have caused the displacement of at least 140,000 people in Aleppo, Hama, and Idlib governorates since 5 October. We are currently not aware that the flow of refugees has increased as a result of Russian military action. However with displacement on such a scale we cannot rule out that it will have an impact on refugee flows.</p><p>Unlike the Assad regime and its allies, who are bombing indiscriminately, Coalition military efforts in both Iraq and Syria are specifically designed to minimise civilian casualties in line with International Humanitarian Law.</p><p>We continue to call upon all parties to the conflict to uphold International Humanitarian Law and protect civilians.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T15:44:00.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:44:00.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1005619
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are concerned by the non-voluntary terms of the repatriation agreement for the Rohingya refugees between Bangladesh and Myanmar and the plans to implement the agreement on 15 November; whether they consider Rakhine state now to be safe for the Rohingya; and what assurances they have sought from both countries to ensure that the Rohingya will be able to return to their homes voluntarily. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL11390 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned that Bangladesh and Burma have announced that they plan to begin repatriation of the Rohingya to Burma on November 15. We have stated publicly that we agree with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns do not yet exist. The access required for necessary independent monitoring by UN agencies is also not in place.</p><p> </p><p>Minister Field has raised our concerns with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister and Burmese Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin on 1 November. He stressed the UK's assessment that conditions in Rakhine State were not currently conducive to refugee returns. We will continue to make representations to the governments of both Bangladesh and Burma not to commence returns while conditions in northern Rakhine remain as they are.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
940082
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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations and reports they have received about the current humanitarian situation in Idlib. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL9497 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 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Idlib where over two million civilians live in fear of attacks by the Assad regime and its backers. Over 50% of the Idlib population have been displaced from their homes, sometimes multiple times, stretching scarce resources beyond their limits and putting further strain on host communities. DFID-funded partners are providing the most vulnerable with food, education, healthcare and cash grants.</p><p> </p><p>With our international partners, the UK continues to use our position in the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group to advocate for the protection of civilians, and calls on all parties to allow humanitarian agencies unfettered access to deliver aid to those most in need</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-07-24T11:25:52.98Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-24T11:25:52.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
391295
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of Syrians displaced (1) within Syria, and (2) abroad. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL1652 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 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p>There are an estimated 7.6 million internally displaced persons within Syria, and there are now over four million refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries. According to the UN, there have been over 278,000 Syrian asylum applications in Europe between April 2011 and May 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:10:59.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:10:59.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1038744
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
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star this property hansard heading World Bank: Public Appointments more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make any representations to the government of the United States about the appointment of a new President of the World Bank, following the resignation of the current President, Jim Yong Kim, three years before the end of his term, in view of calls for an open, transparent and merit-based process. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL12711 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly supports an open, transparent and merit-based process for selection of the next President of the World Bank Group. We will engage with all World Bank Group shareholders, including the United States, during this process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:38:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:38:35.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in its work and to address its current financial crisis; and what representations they have made to the government of the United States following that government's decision to withhold more than half its funding to UNRWA in 2018. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL6497 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains unequivocally committed to supporting the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and has so far provided around £50 million in 2017/18 to help the Agency provide key services to Palestinian refugees across the region including basic education and health. On 15 March 2018 the Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, announced that the UK has offered to deliver its next round of financial support earlier than originally planned, to help alleviate the pressure that UNRWA is currently facing. Minister Burt has spoken to United States (US) counterparts to discuss how best to ensure the sustainable delivery of UNRWA’s services, and UK officials are also in discussion with US representatives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T15:55:03.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T15:55:03.487Z
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star this property date less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
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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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of extreme humanitarian distress requiring immediate relief on a large scale in Yemen; and what action they are taking to save lives and to relieve human suffering in that country. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
star this property uin HL7066 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis in Yemen - the largest in the world. Over 22 million people - 75% of the population - are in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN estimates that 17.8 million people in Yemen do not have reliable access to food and 8.4 million people face extreme food shortages.</p><p>On 3 April, the UK announced £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the financial year 2018/2019. This will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis, and adds to over £400 million in bilateral support since 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-04-25T16:31:42.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-25T16:31:42.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this