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unstar this property answer text <p>The European Union Facility for Refugees in Turkey helps build schools, provide health services and makes social welfare payments for the most vulnerable refugees, and provides vital municipal infrastructure such as waste management and water treatment facilities to alleviate pressure on Turkish communities hosting refugees.</p><p>As of May 2017, 42% of the facility has been spent on education. Almost half a million Syrian refugee children have access to education and 20,000 Syrian volunteer teachers have received training in improved teaching techniques.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government is playing a leading role in reaching out-of-school children affected by conflict in the Middle East. At the London Syria Conference in 2016, the international community committed to providing quality education to all 1.4 million refugee and vulnerable host community children by the end of the 2016/7 school year. By April 2017, 1 million children were benefitting.</p><p>In Lebanon, DFID’s four-year education programme will help 147,000 children enrol in formal education and 100,000 in non-formal education, and improve teaching and learning standards for all children in school. In Jordan, DFID’s four-year education programme helps provide formal education for 193,000 Syrian children. The UK also contributes to the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, which has provided access to education for almost half a million Syrian children. In the wider Middle East, the UK funds UNICEF to provide education as part of humanitarian appeals.</p><p>The UK has also supported the establishment of a new Education Cannot Wait fund to improve education in crises, with Yemen and Syria each benefitting.</p><p>DFID does not fund education provision through radio and TV in the Middle East.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID does not fund young people from overseas to undertake technical education or apprenticeships in the UK.</p><p>DFID supports young people from developing countries of the Commonwealth to study in the UK through the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan. Additionally, the FCO runs the Chevening scholarship scheme. Chevening is the UK government's international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders, including young people from the Middle East.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the violent conflict in Libya, the impact this has on the humanitarian situation and implications for COVID-19 response. The UK is supporting the COVID-response in Libya, including through support for online information dissemination; supporting Social Peace Partnerships in over 12 municipalities to deliver awareness-raising campaigns, mobilise production of face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), and delivery of food to vulnerable families; and supporting reporting and analysis on the COVID-19 situation.</p><p>We continue to work closely with WHO and the humanitarian community in Libya to ensure that international funding and expertise are effectively deployed during the COVID-19 outbreak.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID-funded humanitarian partners are on the ground in north-east Syria delivering food, water, medical supplies and shelter to those in need. We discuss regularly the question of access to these areas from Turkey with the Government of Turkey.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In 2016 DFID fully disbursed £900,000 for its project to support Palestinian development in Area C. An additional £200,000 provided by the FCO has recently been approved for a separate project that also aims to support the infrastructure of vulnerable Palestinians in Area C. This funding will be disbursed in due course. This combined £1.1 million of UK financial assistance supports communities in Area C to remain on their land through improved infrastructure and access to community services, including education and health.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are gravely disappointed that the new resolution loses two of the four crossing-points into Syria, including Yaroubiya, the only UN-mandated border crossing into the North East. With UN agencies unable to deliver aid cross-border into North East Syria, and medical supplies from Yaroubiya reaching 1.4 million people last year, DFID Ministers and UK Officials are raising this with the UN, and will ask the UN to report regularly on the humanitarian situation in North East Syria. DFID is also speaking with international partners to determine how to meet the immediate shortfall in medical supplies. The UK is committed to supporting UN and NGO partners to have unfettered humanitarian access to all those in need in Syria, across all modalities, and this cannot be time-restricted.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s humanitarian partners are on the ground in Eastern Ghouta (as well as other hard-to-reach and besieged areas) providing life-saving food, protection, and healthcare including routine immunisation services against infectious diseases such as polio and measles. However, humanitarian access remains severely constrained.</p><p>The UK continues to demand full and sustained humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta at the UN and at every opportunity, and we have called on all parties to take all feasible measures to protect civilians, and allow emergency medical evacuations.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK strongly believes that displaced persons camps in Syria, including Al-Hol, Al Roj and Rukban, should not become permanent, and hope that all Syrians currently living in such camps will be able to return home in due course. We support Syrians’ right to return home voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, in line with international humanitarian law, but only when conditions are right for this to happen.</p><p> </p><p>For many, returns will not be possible without an end to the conflict in Syria. We continue to support the UN-facilitated political process for Syria, which aims to reach a lasting settlement to the conflict that protects the rights of all Syrians. Alongside this, we are also using UK Aid to support those who do wish to return home from IDP camps. For example, we are supporting education, vocational training and job creation, and contributing to the restoration of basic services. However, for the millions of Syrians who do currently remain in IDP camps across Syria, we continue to provide life-saving assistance, including providing essential food, water and sanitation, shelter and healthcare.</p>
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is deeply concerned by reports of Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus suffering and dying as a result of malnutrition and lack of medical care. Yarmouk has been under siege for some time and we are calling for unfettered access to all affected communities and for all sides to lift sieges to end this suffering.</p><p> </p> more like this
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