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Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the situation in Sudan; and what steps his Department is taking to support those at risk in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
uin 267356 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The Government continues to monitor the humanitarian situation in Sudan with concern. Close to two million people live as Internally Displaced People inside Sudan, with around 600,000 living precarious lives as refugees beyond its borders. Sudan also hosts close to a million refugees.</p><p>In early 2018 Sudan’s economy entered a phase of widespread crisis resulting in real incomes collapsing and prices of commodities increasing. The United Nations states that 5.7 million people, including all of those displaced, are in need of humanitarian support, although they estimate the number at risk is 8 million people due to the current economic crisis.</p><p>The United Nations has developed a response to meet the needs of 4.4 million people that would cost $1.2bn, and relies on the governing authorities in Sudan to facilitate safe passage of these supplies and aid workers to reach those in need of assistance. The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Sudan is prioritising the humanitarian response and has already contributed £30 million this fiscal year. In addition, the UK has raised the humanitarian situation in multilateral fora, including at the European Union on 7 June calling for all to respect International Humanitarian Law and enhance the environment for protection of civilians.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T16:18:28.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:18:28.543Z
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label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter