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star this property date less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Human Trafficking more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to tackle the (a) trafficking and (b) exploitation of adolescent girls in humanitarian crises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Jamie Stone more like this
star this property uin 9120 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 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answer text <p>DFID is at the heart of the UK’s international efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7 by taking immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as on other relevant SDGs covering human trafficking of women and girls and exploitation of children.</p><p>In DFID’s Strategic Vision on Gender Equality, we set out our ambition to do more to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls during emergencies, when the challenges and needs are particularly acute. Ending this violence is essential in making the world a fairer, more prosperous and safer place – something that is absolutely in our national interest. That’s why we have increased our resources and expanded our programmes to tackle violence against women and girls in more than 30 countries.</p><p>Since 2017 the Government has more than doubled UK aid spending to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking – committing just over £200 million to date.  This includes work to prevent the trafficking of adolescent girls. Examples of our current work to protect vulnerable children in protracted crises include:</p><p>- a £10 million Children on the Move Programme (in partnership with UNICEF) over the period 2017-2020 to protect up to 400,000 children at risk of violence and slavery in the Horn of Africa; and</p><p>- a £12 million UK Aid Connect Programme over the period 2018-2022 to address child labour in fragile and conflict affected states in Africa (such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)).</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 9121 more like this
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less than 2020-02-04T11:11:13.077Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-04T11:11:13.077Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4612
star this property label Biography information for Jamie Stone more like this
1173974
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Human Trafficking more like this
unstar 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, how much his Department has spent from the public purse to help prevent (a) trafficking and (b) exploitation of adolescent girls in humanitarian crises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Jamie Stone more like this
star this property uin 9121 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 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answer text <p>DFID is at the heart of the UK’s international efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7 by taking immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as on other relevant SDGs covering human trafficking of women and girls and exploitation of children.</p><p>In DFID’s Strategic Vision on Gender Equality, we set out our ambition to do more to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls during emergencies, when the challenges and needs are particularly acute. Ending this violence is essential in making the world a fairer, more prosperous and safer place – something that is absolutely in our national interest. That’s why we have increased our resources and expanded our programmes to tackle violence against women and girls in more than 30 countries.</p><p>Since 2017 the Government has more than doubled UK aid spending to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking – committing just over £200 million to date.  This includes work to prevent the trafficking of adolescent girls. Examples of our current work to protect vulnerable children in protracted crises include:</p><p>- a £10 million Children on the Move Programme (in partnership with UNICEF) over the period 2017-2020 to protect up to 400,000 children at risk of violence and slavery in the Horn of Africa; and</p><p>- a £12 million UK Aid Connect Programme over the period 2018-2022 to address child labour in fragile and conflict affected states in Africa (such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)).</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 9120 more like this
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less than 2020-02-04T11:11:13.14Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-04T11:11:13.14Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4612
star this property label Biography information for Jamie Stone more like this
1150178
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 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
unstar 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 recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the escalation of military activity in Northern Syria; and what steps his Department is taking to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 853 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The situation in Northeast Syria remains very fluid, and we are continually adjusting our assessment of the current impact on the humanitarian situation in the region at this stage.</p><p> </p><p>The ongoing military action on the ground is having an impact on the humanitarian response. Many NGOs have already had to withdraw staff, and some have suspended activities altogether. This is very concerning, and we are discussing closely with our NGO partners and the UN. The Secretary of State has been in touch with Sir Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, and other UN officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have allocated £40 million this financial year for our NGO and UN partners operating in Northeast Syria. Our funding is focused on providing vital food, water, shelter and healthcare. We have been in close dialogue with our partners to ensure that they have the flexibility to utilise this funding to meet immediate needs arising from the current military action in the region. We are assured that they do, but will keep this under review, given the fluidity of the situation and the significant access constraints for humanitarian actors on the ground.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 854 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.287Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
167
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 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
unstar 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 assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of access for humanitarian supplies in Northern Syria after the recent escalation of military activity in that region; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure humanitarian support is provided to people in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 854 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The situation in Northeast Syria remains very fluid, and we are continually adjusting our assessment of the current impact on the humanitarian situation in the region at this stage.</p><p> </p><p>The ongoing military action on the ground is having an impact on the humanitarian response. Many NGOs have already had to withdraw staff, and some have suspended activities altogether. This is very concerning, and we are discussing closely with our NGO partners and the UN. The Secretary of State has been in touch with Sir Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, and other UN officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have allocated £40 million this financial year for our NGO and UN partners operating in Northeast Syria. Our funding is focused on providing vital food, water, shelter and healthcare. We have been in close dialogue with our partners to ensure that they have the flexibility to utilise this funding to meet immediate needs arising from the current military action in the region. We are assured that they do, but will keep this under review, given the fluidity of the situation and the significant access constraints for humanitarian actors on the ground.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 853 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.35Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
167
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1149442
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UK-Africa Investment Summit more like this
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the cost of the UK-Africa Investment Summit scheduled for January 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 717 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>In January, the Government will host the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The summit will bring together African governments; UK and African businesses; and major international organisations. Formal invitations will be issued shortly from the Prime Minister to invited Heads of State.</p><p> </p><p>The cost of the event is in line with events of a similar size and ambition recently delivered by HMG. We will ensure it delivers value for money and provides positive benefits for both African countries and for the UK.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
715 more like this
720 more like this
721 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.893Z
star this property answering member
4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
4716
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1149440
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UK-Africa Investment Summit more like this
unstar 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, whether President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has been invited to the UK-Africa Investment Summit scheduled to take place in January 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 715 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>In January, the Government will host the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The summit will bring together African governments; UK and African businesses; and major international organisations. Formal invitations will be issued shortly from the Prime Minister to invited Heads of State.</p><p> </p><p>The cost of the event is in line with events of a similar size and ambition recently delivered by HMG. We will ensure it delivers value for money and provides positive benefits for both African countries and for the UK.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
717 more like this
720 more like this
721 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.847Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
4716
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1149445
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UK-Africa Investment Summit more like this
unstar 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, whether President Biya of Cameroon has been invited to the UK-Africa Investment Summit scheduled for January 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 720 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>In January, the Government will host the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The summit will bring together African governments; UK and African businesses; and major international organisations. Formal invitations will be issued shortly from the Prime Minister to invited Heads of State.</p><p> </p><p>The cost of the event is in line with events of a similar size and ambition recently delivered by HMG. We will ensure it delivers value for money and provides positive benefits for both African countries and for the UK.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
715 more like this
717 more like this
721 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.95Z
star this property answering member
4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
4716
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1149446
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UK-Africa Investment Summit more like this
unstar 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, whether President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea has been invited to the UK-Africa Investment Summit scheduled for January 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 721 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>In January, the Government will host the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The summit will bring together African governments; UK and African businesses; and major international organisations. Formal invitations will be issued shortly from the Prime Minister to invited Heads of State.</p><p> </p><p>The cost of the event is in line with events of a similar size and ambition recently delivered by HMG. We will ensure it delivers value for money and provides positive benefits for both African countries and for the UK.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
715 more like this
717 more like this
720 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:50:14.987Z
star this property answering member
4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
4716
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1149410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya more like this
unstar 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 Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226730 on Burma: Human Trafficking, what assurances he has received from his Burmese counterpart that the upgrades to the women and children health ward at Sittwe General Hospital in Burma will also be beneficial to the Rohingya community. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 705 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Health access is a problem across all of Rakhine State. Through the Access to Health Fund, the UK provides funding to improve healthcare at the community level across Rakhine. The extension and refurbishment work at Sittwe Hospital is helping to ensure that hospital access and referral networks better serve the Rohingya. Visiting Myanmar, Baroness Sugg met with the Rakhine State Health Director and the Union Minister of Health and Sport and emphasised the need for equal access to health treatment for all in accordance with the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations.</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
unstar this property grouped question UIN 706 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.867Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4603
star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1149411
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226730 on Burma: Human Trafficking, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Ministry of Health in Burma on reported apartheid practices at Sittwe General Hospital in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 706 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Health access is a problem across all of Rakhine State. Through the Access to Health Fund, the UK provides funding to improve healthcare at the community level across Rakhine. The extension and refurbishment work at Sittwe Hospital is helping to ensure that hospital access and referral networks better serve the Rohingya. Visiting Myanmar, Baroness Sugg met with the Rakhine State Health Director and the Union Minister of Health and Sport and emphasised the need for equal access to health treatment for all in accordance with the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations.</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
unstar this property grouped question UIN 705 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.93Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4603
star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this