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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola 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 what military personnel they are providing to contain the spread of ebola; and how many staffed and equipped field hospitals they have, if any. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the UK has committed £205 million to contain, combat and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. UK support will include the construction of six Ebola treatment centres across the country, providing 700 beds to treat 8,800 patients over the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In support of this effort, the UK has deployed 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone. This will support the deployment of RFA Argus and three Merlin helicopters which will provide crucial transport support to medical teams and aid experts. It also includes military personnel to staff a WHO Ebola Training Facility training healthcare workers, logisticians and hygiene specialists; and support to a UK joint civilian-military command and control hub, which will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1006682
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Immigrants 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 what assessment they have made of the conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centres; and, further to any such assessment, whether they will review any UK funding for the (1) Libyan Coastguard, and (2) detention centres in Libya. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11462 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned by the conditions faced by migrants in Libyan detention centres. We have consistently raised this issue with the Government of National Accord, including during a recent visit by the International Development Secretary. The UK continues to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable refugees and migrants in Libya, including through over £5m of funding for UN agencies and non-governmental organisations. UK assistance to the Libyan Coastguard has been delivered through financial contributions and the provision of two military training teams to Operation Sophia’s (the EU Naval Operation set up in response to the Mediterranean Migration Crisis) Coastguard Training Task. This training aims to equip the Libyan Coastguard with the skills required to manage search and rescue and conduct counter smuggling/trafficking activities properly, whilst respecting human rights. The training also includes sessions on seamanship. These efforts are part of a comprehensive approach to migration that includes supporting assisted voluntary returns, tackling people smuggling and encouraging economic development in source countries.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:45:30.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:45:30.55Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
101735
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt 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 what steps they are taking to mobilise international assistance for refugees and other migrants in Egypt. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2544 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of the international response to the Syria crisis. The UK has already allocated £700 million to support internally displaced persons inside Syria and Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, of which £2.3 million has been provided to Syrian refugees in Egypt in 2013/14. The UK Government has also been active in raising concerns on the treatment and detention of refugees and migrants within Egypt with the relevant authorities as well as providing diplomatic support to the work of UNHCR and other actors on these issues. The UK, through the tri-departmental Conflict Pool, is also supporting work to strengthen border management in the region.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID is helping to address economic challenges in Egypt, promoting economic opportunities to reduce hardship. For example DFID is supporting job creation and economic reform through the £125m regional Arab Partnership programme. This has included working with young people and other marginalised groups on developing the skills and opportunities to find and create sustainable jobs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:26:49.013Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:26:49.013Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1019276
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey: Refugees 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 what assessment they have made of the inability of the EU chief auditor to verify the expenditure of €1 billion of aid funding intended for refugees in Turkey; and whether they intend to make representations to the government of Turkey about such funds. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11965 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>DFID welcomes the audit of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRIT) by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), published in November. The ECA’s report highlights the success of the FRIT in mobilising a swift response to the crisis and delivering projects that have provided helpful support to Syrian refugees in Turkey. DFID supports the ECA’s recommendations for further improvements to the FRIT, including improving access to primary data for two programmes (representing €382 million of FRIT expenditure). The ECA notes that the anonymised data provided by the Government of Turkey for these projects has made the European Commission’s monitoring and evaluation less effective.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains an active member of the FRIT Steering Committee and maintains a regular dialogue – at all levels – with the Government of Turkey on the FRIT. We have used our position to influence the FRIT to be more sustainable and maintain focus on supporting the most vulnerable, as well as challenging the European Commission to improve its monitoring and evaluation framework. We will continue to raise issues of concern with the relevant Turkish authorities and with the Commission.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:04:40.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:04:40.313Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1020055
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Immigrants 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 what detailed information they have about conditions in the 26 detention camps for refugees and migrants in Libya which are part-funded by the EU Regional Emergency Trust Fund for Africa; and what assessment they have made of reports of malnutrition and abuse in those camps. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL12029 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK government and the EU Regional Emergency Trust Fund for Africa do not fund or part-fund migrant detention centres in Libya or have any involvement in the day-to-day running of them. These centres are the responsibility of the Libyan authorities. The UK government does not hold detailed information on the centres but we are aware that conditions in them are appalling and we are concerned about those living in them.</p><p> </p><p>We are urging the Libyan authorities to improve conditions in the centres, to develop alternatives, and, where it is possible to do so, UK aid is providing basic humanitarian support to those who are in them, including blankets and clothes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:42:38.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:42:38.587Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1020056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Human Trafficking 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 what estimate they have made of the number of refugees and migrants currently held under duress by traffickers in Libya; and what plans, if any, exist for freeing them. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL12030 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government remains deeply concerned that people smugglers and traffickers continue to exploit the desperation of migrants in Libya. Libya is a very challenging environment to operate in, which makes it difficult to accurately assess the number of migrants and refugees currently detained. The International Organisation for Migration estimate that 4,800 migrants are held in official detention centres, often subject to poor conditions and overcrowding, but this figure does not account for those held elsewhere by traffickers, militias or other armed groups. The Government has been clear that more needs to be done to break the business model of people smugglers and is taking steps to ensure that those responsible for trafficking are held to account. This includes supporting efforts to sanction people smugglers and build the capacity of Libyan law enforcement agencies. As part of these efforts, in June 2018, the UK together with international partners co-designated UN sanctions against six Libyan and Eritrean people traffickers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:42:57.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:42:57.453Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1023630
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Reconstruction 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 what assessment they have made of the situation in Kobanî and neighbouring areas in Syria; and, in particular, (1) what proportion of the original population has been able to return from Turkey, and (2) what are the prospects of return for those still in Turkey; whether they plan to prioritise its reconstruction; and if so, how this is to be achieved. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL12187 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in Ain Al Arab sub-district, which includes Kobanî city, remains difficult, with over 50,000 people in acute need of assistance. The UK is supporting partners to deliver relief packages, food assistance, and livelihoods interventions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Despite the challenging humanitarian environment, UN voluntary refugee return interviews indicate that over 20,000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey intended to return to Syria in 2018, with 1,585 expressing their intention to return to Ain Al Arab district. The UK is committed to ensuring that any refugee returns to Syria take place voluntarily and in line with international law. We will not support forced returns before Syria or parts of it are declared safe by the UN.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK will not consider providing any reconstruction assistance in Syria, including in Kobani, until a lasting political settlement to end the conflict and protect the rights of all Syrians is firmly underway. While the conflict is ongoing, we are focused on providing life-saving and life-changing support for millions of people across Syria. We remain the second largest bilateral donor to the humanitarian response in Syria since 2011 and have now committed £2.71 billion to the Syria Crisis to date.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:58:02.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:58:02.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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1036941
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Public Health 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 what is their most recent assessment of the impact on public health in Palestine of (1) the reduction in food aid provided by the World Food Programme, and (2) the level of availability of antibiotics and other medical supplies, water, power and fuel in Gaza. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL12583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>DFID continually assesses the humanitarian context in Gaza, including in the health sector, which remains under significant strain. Recent information from the World Food Programme states that cuts in its funding will affect 193,000 of the poorest people in Gaza and the West Bank as of January 2019. High food insecurity and poverty rates in Gaza contribute to the dire humanitarian situation. Although the recent increase in electricity supply has positively impacted health facilities, there is still a major shortage of essential drugs, including antibiotics and other medical supplies. Movement restrictions on patients seeking medical treatment outside Gaza and access to water also remain critical concerns.</p><p> </p><p>DFID continues to provide assistance in the region, including providing food assistance to the most vulnerable refugees, supporting urgent health needs, preventing the spread of diseases, and improving access to safe water.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:38:16.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:38:16.053Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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1054343
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UNRWA: Schools 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 are aware of reports that Israel intends to remove United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East schools in East Jerusalem; and whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel in this regard. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL13397 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
star this property answer text <p>UK Officials have contacted UNRWA following media reports surrounding the future of UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem. UNRWA stated that they have not received any official indication that there will be any change to their operation in East Jerusalem.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-15T14:31:14.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T14:31:14.31Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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105809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians 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 when they expect payments of the $5.4 billion pledged for reconstruction in Gaza to begin; and who will be responsible for collecting the pledges, and for supervising payments for work done. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2616 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Disbursement of pledges has already begun, funding early relief, recovery and reconstruction interventions in accordance with the multi-phased strategy set out in the Palestinian Authority-led Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan 2014-2017. The Palestinian Authority will oversee the implementation of the plan in coordination with the UN, donors, international financial institutions, civil society and the private sector.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:27:53.5612626Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:27:53.5612626Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter