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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
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property uin HL2220 more like this
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1006682
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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
star 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL11462 more like this
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star 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
101735
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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
star this property hansard heading Egypt 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 steps they are taking to mobilise international assistance for refugees and other migrants in Egypt. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL2544 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1019276
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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
star 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL11965 more like this
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star 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
star 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL12029 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1020056
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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
star this property hansard heading Libya: Human Trafficking 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL12030 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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
star 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL12187 more like this
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star 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
star 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL12583 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA: Schools 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 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL13397 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property uin HL2616 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1077069
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Detainees 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 conditions for refugees and migrants (1) detained in Libya, and (2) prevented from crossing the Mediterranean; and what plans they have, if any, to improve those conditions. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL13989 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government remains deeply concerned about the conditions for refugees and migrants in detention centres in Libya. These centres are the responsibility of the Libyan authorities, which is why we continue to urge the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention, and to put in place a better functioning migration system that respects human rights. Where possible, UK aid provides humanitarian support to vulnerable migrants and refugees held in the centres, through the provision of blankets, clothes and legal assistance. In addition, we are working with the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) to improve the conditions for migrants in detention centres.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These efforts form part of our approach to help protect migrants on route to and inside Libya. As part of our £75 million migration programme covering the whole route from West Africa via the Sahel to Libya, we have allocated up to £5 million towards humanitarian assistance and protection for migrants and refugees in Libya. The UK is also supporting assisted voluntary returns, helping to tackle people smuggling, and working intensively to support the political process to end the conflict in Libya.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T14:52:47.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T14:52:47.123Z
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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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1124870
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Health 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 will meet with Medical Aid for Palestinians and other non-governmental organisations working in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Lebanon and Jordan to discuss health problems affecting the population of those areas, following violence, blockades, and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East budgetary restraints. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15545 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK regularly meets with a range of organisations to discuss healthcare for Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding countries, including Medical Aid for Palestinians, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The UK has made a commitment to UNRWA of up to £80m over the next two years, to help provide medical services and education to Palestinian refugees living across the Middle East. The UK has also provided £3.5m of support to the International Committee of the Red Cross Appeal over the last year to help the healthcare system, particularly in Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T15:19:16.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T15:19:16.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127998
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they, with their allies and international organisations, are taking to prevent the displaced persons camps in Syria at Al-Hawl, Al Roj and Rukban from becoming permanent. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1129524
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Detention Centres 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 response to the United Nations Refugee Agency statement of 19 May that refugees and migrants should not be brought back to detention camps in Libya because they lack food, water and medical care. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL16009 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the situation in Libya and the conditions in Libyan detention centres. The UK is clear that all parties to the conflict must commit to a ceasefire, ensure unconditional humanitarian access, and return to political talks. All parties to the conflict must do all they can to prevent any further loss of life, including by respecting their obligations under International Humanitarian Law, and engage with the UN and humanitarian community. This is essential to ensure aid can reach those in need and to allow for civilians, including refugees and migrants, to be immediately evacuated to safety.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has announced a contribution of £1 million to the UN Flash Appeal. This includes funding to the World Health Organisation to deliver life-saving medical care, and funding to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve humanitarian access for agencies on the ground. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released $2 million to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the fighting, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. The UK was the biggest donor to the CERF in 2018, providing £114.3 million.</p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for the Middle East raised the plight of people in detention centres with the Libyan Deputy Minister last week.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they, and governments of other countries, are providing to Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK has committed a package of £6.5 million in humanitarian aid to respond to the most severe needs in Venezuela and the region, including funding the International Federation of the Red Cross in Colombia. The UK has provided a further £8 million to the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) for Colombia, helping to unlock USD$750 million of concessional loans to support Colombia in continuing to host more than a million Venezuelans.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has had staff deployed in the region since last year and this package builds on our core support to the UN and Red Cross, operating since the early stages of the crisis.</p><p> </p><p>Other donors are also providing significant support through the UN, Red Cross and NGOs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:46:39.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:46:39.843Z
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require verification of how UK aid to Pakistan is used, in particular to establish whether non-Muslims receive a fair share of aid; and if not, why not. more like this
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star this property uin HL16194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. Our programmes target the most marginalised, some of whom are likely to be from religious minority groups; and some UK projects in Pakistan specifically aim to tackle the drivers underpinning intolerance and discrimination, through promoting greater understanding between communities.</p><p>DFID Pakistan uses a range of approaches to monitor and evaluate our programmes. Every programme within the portfolio is required to develop a comprehensive monitoring plan to enable assessment and verification of how our aid is used and see whether the programme is achieving planned results and impact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:31:11.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:31:11.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Detention Centres more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 June (HL16009), whether they will seek to divert refugees and migrants away from detention centres in Libya. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The detention centres in Libya are the responsibility of the Libyan authorities. The UK is clear that civilians in areas affected by the current conflict, including refugees and migrants, must be immediately evacuated to safety. We continue to press the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention and implement a better functioning migration system that respects human rights.</p><p> </p><p>Through our contribution to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), the UK has supported the EU and Africa Union joint commitment to significantly increase voluntary returns of those who want to leave Libya, as agreed at the EU-AU Summit in November 2017. Since then, more than 57,000 people have been supported to return home, with most of these returns from Libya and Niger.</p><p> </p><p>Our contribution also supports the UNHCR-led evacuation of those in need of international protection from Libya to Niger and other countries (over 3,600 people to date), and their ongoing resettlement subsequent to their evacuation. Following UNHCR’s urgent appeal for resettlement places, the UK has committed to participate in the resettlement of the most vulnerable refugees who have been evacuated by UNHCR from Libya to Niger. This will include unaccompanied minors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:39:37.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:39:37.65Z
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Syria: International Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research paper by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for International Agencies, published in July. more like this
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star this property uin HL16986 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent Chatham House paper, and note the report’s concerns over alleged Assad regime interference in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including the risk of diverting aid for military and political purposes.</p><p> </p><p>Our aid contribution in Syria is targeted towards those most in need and distributed, impartially, in line with humanitarian principles. On this basis, our partners do work in regime-controlled areas. However, DFID does not work directly with the Assad regime, and our programmes have a range of safeguards in place to mitigate the risks of regime interference and aid diversion.</p><p> </p><p>These measures include independent third-party monitoring of programmes and tight financial controls, which include requiring our partners to record and provide detailed information and evidence about the use of funds. We have a high degree of confidence in these measures, but will continue to keep this position under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the ability of refugees and displaced people in Iraq to survive the coming winter; and what additional international efforts are being made in that respect. more like this
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star this property uin HL2677 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>In the latest Strategic Response Plan for Iraq, the UN estimates that 1.26 million internally displaced people are in need of assistance in order to be prepared for winter, with 800,000 people in need of immediate shelter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK government has responded by funding £23 million of humanitarian assistance in Iraq. £17.5 million of the funding has gone to the UN, NGOs and the International Committee for the Red Cross for projects which include winterisation assistance such as shelter kits for people living in collective shelters and unfinished buildings. In addition we have supplied some 1,500 winterised tents and more than 4,500 thermal blankets for various UN agencies and NGO partners to distribute across affected areas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:19:38.75Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:19:38.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek compensation from the government of Israel for the damage to nine schools in Gaza, whose construction had been funded by the United Kingdom. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK is concerned at the destruction of internationally funded structures, and will look closely at any allegations that these were deliberately targeted. The UN is leading on a comprehensive assessment of destroyed and damaged infrastructure.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T16:03:36.22Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T16:03:36.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Lebanon more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking internationally to reduce over-crowding, improve safety and provide medical care for the inhabitants of Shatila and similar refugee camps in Lebanon. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>We assist the residents of Shatila and eleven other refugee camps in Lebanon by providing funding to international Non-Governmental Organisations and to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the coordination agency for humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the region. We have committed £133.7 million for humanitarian activities in Lebanon to date and are the third largest bilateral donor to UNRWA.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK funding provides cash to help urban refugees rent private sector accommodation. This moderates the numbers of refugees in camps and eases the pressures of overcrowding. To improve safety and security in camps we are supporting projects to address the causes of security challenges and respond to them when they arise. Medical care for camp populations is mostly provided through UNWRA. UNRWA spends 18% of its budget on healthcare provision and runs 27 health clinics for the refugee population offering services both in camps and in the urban environment. Our assistance to refugees in Lebanon forms part of wider UK action in the region. Since the onset of the Syria crisis the UK has committed £700 million for humanitarian activities in Syria and neighbouring states. Syrian refugees, Palestinian refugees formerly resident in Syria and host communities benefit from this funding.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T16:55:36.99Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T16:55:36.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that disabled people and women are regularly consulted about their specific needs and the needs of their children when provision is made for refugees and displaced people from Syria and Iraq. more like this
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star this property uin HL2839 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>All UK aid partners responding on the ground in Syria and in refugee hosting countries target the most vulnerable individuals caught up in conflict – particularly women, children, people with disabilities and the elderly. Programmes are designed in close collaboration with disabled people and their families to ensure due consideration of their particular needs and all new DFID projects must demonstrate compliance with the International Development Gender Equality Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T16:05:51.613Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T16:05:51.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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star this property hansard heading Iran more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of drought in Iran, what assistance they will provide (1) for water conservation and pricing, and (2) to promote public and private cooperation, for example in the region around Isfahan; and whether they plan to make such assistance an early priority for the reopened diplomatic post in Iran. more like this
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star this property uin HL2842 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID has no programmes in Iran. However, DFID does provide core funding of £55 million annually to UNDP. Through our core funding, UNDP supports Iran to respond to environmental challenges, including those related to water resources.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to improving our bilateral relationship with Iran. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to work closely with other government departments on these and other issues concerning the UK/Iran bilateral relationship.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T17:56:05.99Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T17:56:05.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of British investment in infrastructure in warzones has subsequently been destroyed in (1) Palestine, and (2) Afghanistan, over the past five years. more like this
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star this property uin HL2959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>An assessment from the UN Relief and Works Agency indicates that nine out of thirteen schools built using DFID funding sustained damage during the recent conflict in Palestine.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To ensure maximum impact from our contribution, DFID’s infrastructure funding in Afghanistan is largely channelled through multi-donor trust funds, including the World Bank-managed Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and the Asian Development Bank-managed Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund. There are thirty-three donors to the ARTF, making it difficult to directly attribute all infrastructure projects to specific countries. It is therefore not possible to provide figures in the form requested.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:34:41.413Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:34:41.413Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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star this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what immediate action they and their partners will take to meet the urgent needs of refugees and displaced people in northern Iraq, both inside and outside camps, and in particular for food and schooling for children. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK has allocated £39.5 million to the crisis since June to ensure that the needs of those who have been displaced are addressed. This funding will allow partners on the ground to deliver a range of basic life-saving assistance such as food, water, shelter, sanitation and medical care. This funding included support for the World Food Programme to provide food assistance to displaced people, and support to UNICEF for child protection activities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T14:53:23.14Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T14:53:23.14Z
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