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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Gaza 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 Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12814), what improvements they hope to see in the conditions in Gaza in the next five years. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL13482 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Within the next five years the UK Government hopes to see an improvement in access to clean water, energy and jobs in Gaza. We would also like to see all parties ease movement and access restrictions. This would make it easier for Gazans to sell their goods to Israel and other countries in the region; and for small businesses to grow and create jobs. DFID's new economic development programme will support all these activities.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are clear that a durable agreement is needed to address the underlying causes of the conflict and to transform the situation in Gaza. This is why the UK continues to support progress towards a two-state solution that permanently ends the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such an agreement should ensure that Hamas and other terrorist groups permanently end rocket fire and attacks against Israel and accept the Quartet Principles; the Palestinian Authority resumes control in Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and that Israel lifts its restrictions to ease the suffering of ordinary Palestinians and allow the Gazan economy to grow.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:19:41.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:19:41.95Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1135064
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how (1) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) the Department for International Development, systematically include older women in their (a) work with widows, and (b) wider approach to economic empowerment, across their programmes. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL16691 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Gender equality is a top priority for the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development work together to achieve the best development and diplomatic impact for women and girls, including older women.</p><p> </p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting economic empowerment, as such DFID is enabling the empowerment of older women through social protection programmes, including in Uganda, where UKaid is supporting expanded social protection for older people.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the multiple discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. In Ghana, UKaid is securing lives of dignity for elderly widows banished from their communities due to ‘witchcraft’ accusations and working with traditional authorities to condemn violence, social exclusion and abuse towards widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever UN-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
1126999
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Gambia: Overseas Aid more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) is spent in The Gambia; and how that ODA is spent in that country. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15760 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>In 2017 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), The Gambia received £41.3 million from the UK aid budget, including £15.5 million of bilateral assistance and £25.8 million of UK attributed multilateral aid. The greatest focus of bilateral spending was on the health sector, with the largest share (£14m) spent through the Medical Research Council’s research facility in the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T15:49:30.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T15:49:30.623Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4163
star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1104660
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Iraq: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance expenditure will be invested in development and humanitarian support in Iraq; and through which organisations that support will be directed. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL14785 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID has committed £252.5 million in humanitarian support to Iraq since 2014, providing a vital lifeline to millions with shelter, medical care and clean water. The largest recipient of UK aid has been UN OCHA's Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHF), which distributes funding to downstream partners in line with the Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has committed over £103 million towards stabilisation in Iraq since 2015, through the Conflict Security and Stabilisation Fund. The largest recipient of this funding is the UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilisation (FFS), which helps stabilise areas liberated from Daesh by repairing infrastructure and reopening vital facilities such as hospitals and schools.</p><p> </p><p>This year, £16 million has also been allocated from DFID's ODA budget to the Iraq Reform and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF), run by the World Bank. The IRRF will support Government of Iraq-led reconstruction efforts through the provision of technical assistance, and support the implementation of longer-term economic reform and development.</p><p> </p><p>Plans for Official Development Aid expenditure in Iraq in the 2019/20 financial year are still to be confirmed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:37:14.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:37:14.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
1104658
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance expenditure will be invested in development and humanitarian support in Syria; and through which organisations that support will be directed. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL14783 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>As one of the largest donors to the crisis since 2011, the UK remains at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Syria. Our support is focused on providing humanitarian assistance to those in most acute need. To date, we have pledged over £2.8 billion of Official Development Assistance to the Syria crisis – our largest response to a single humanitarian crisis – to alleviate the extreme suffering inside Syria and provide vital support to refugees and host communities in neighbouring countries. This includes our recent pledge at the third annual “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference”, where we committed to provide at least £400 million towards the Syria crisis in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>UK funding is currently implemented through 16 agencies, including the UN, international NGOs and some private sector companies, which deliver much needed food, clean water, shelter and healthcare. For security reasons, we do not publicly disclose the identity of our partners operating in Syria.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:23:34.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:23:34.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid they have given to agencies working in Yemen over the last 12 months. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16576 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>We are providing £200 million in support to Yemen this financial year (2019/20). This funding, which takes our total commitment to Yemen to £770 million since the conflict began in 2015, is providing vital support to millions of vulnerable Yemenis.</p><p> </p><p>We provided £170 million in aid to Yemen last financial year (2018/19). This support included helping meet the food needs of four million Yemenis for one month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:37:17.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:37:17.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1078269
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Overseas Aid more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid they provided to Pakistan over the past year; and what proportion of this aid was used to support efforts to end child abduction, forced conversion and illegal marriages. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL14041 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK provided £282m to Pakistan for the financial year 2018/19. Under the AAWAZ I programme (which ended in May 2018) around £400,000 was spent on preventing forced and early marriages. Some of these beneficiaries may also have been affected by forced conversion or child abduction. Under new programming, we plan to spend around £1.88 million in preventing early and forced marriages. This includes enactment of the policy and legislative framework and capacity building support of key government institutions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:28:07.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:28:07.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1078992
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial aid they gave to Yemen in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, and (3) 2018. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL14111 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK has consistently shown leadership in responding to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, the largest in the world.</p><p> </p><p>UK funding is committed on the basis of the financial year. In 2016/17 we contributed £112 million of support, in 2017/18 we contributed £205 million and in 2018/19 we will have contributed £170 million by the end of the financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:27:45.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:27:45.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1104659
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Yazidis more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial support, if any, they plan to provide for psychological services to those members of the Yazidi community captured by ISIS and now located in Syria. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL14784 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>UK humanitarian support is distributed on the basis of need, to ensure civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or ethnicity. However, we remain concerned about appalling crimes committed against minorities in Syria and Iraq, including the Yezidi community. We expect our partners, including the UN and NGOs which implement our aid programmes, to ensure they are doing all they can to support the most vulnerable people, including those who have suffered religious persecution.</p><p> </p><p>In Iraq, UK aid is primarily delivered through UN OCHA's Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHF), to which the UK was the largest donor in 2018. The IHF is the main international humanitarian mechanism in Iraq and health - including psychosocial support - is its largest component. Work to provide healthcare services to 1.2 million more people this year, including Yezidis, has already begun. UK aid has also enabled the UN Trust Fund to support the Free Yezidi Foundation which runs a centre in Northern Iraq providing access to a psychologist and a trauma programme for women and children who have suffered under Daesh. The UK is providing £75,000 in support to the SEED Foundation which delivers gender-focused mental health and psycho-social support training in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. This work will benefit women from many communities across the Kurdistan Region, including Yezidis.</p><p> </p><p>In Syria, UK aid has provided more than £40 million this financial year to support the most vulnerable people in areas liberated from Daesh. Across Northeast Syria, this includes mental health support, child protection and education, support to demining and assisting survivors of Gender-Based Violence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14786 more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:24:36.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:24:36.657Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
1104661
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Iraq: Yazidis more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how much financial support, if any, they plan to provide for psychological services to those members of the Yazidi community captured by ISIS and now returned to Iraq. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL14786 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>UK humanitarian support is distributed on the basis of need, to ensure civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or ethnicity. However, we remain concerned about appalling crimes committed against minorities in Syria and Iraq, including the Yezidi community. We expect our partners, including the UN and NGOs which implement our aid programmes, to ensure they are doing all they can to support the most vulnerable people, including those who have suffered religious persecution.</p><p> </p><p>In Iraq, UK aid is primarily delivered through UN OCHA's Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHF), to which the UK was the largest donor in 2018. The IHF is the main international humanitarian mechanism in Iraq and health - including psychosocial support - is its largest component. Work to provide healthcare services to 1.2 million more people this year, including Yezidis, has already begun. UK aid has also enabled the UN Trust Fund to support the Free Yezidi Foundation which runs a centre in Northern Iraq providing access to a psychologist and a trauma programme for women and children who have suffered under Daesh. The UK is providing £75,000 in support to the SEED Foundation which delivers gender-focused mental health and psycho-social support training in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. This work will benefit women from many communities across the Kurdistan Region, including Yezidis.</p><p> </p><p>In Syria, UK aid has provided more than £40 million this financial year to support the most vulnerable people in areas liberated from Daesh. Across Northeast Syria, this includes mental health support, child protection and education, support to demining and assisting survivors of Gender-Based Violence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14784 more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:24:36.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:24:36.707Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4168
star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this