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star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Aid 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 have any proposals for diverting a proportion of the EU's external aid to assist member states in receiving and caring for the current increased numbers of refugees, and to job-creating investment in the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL5199 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
star this property answer text <p>With pressure from the United Kingdom and other Member States, the European Union (EU) has mobilised considerable funding to support the international response to the refugee crisis – including within Europe, and to tackle the root causes of migration and displacement in the Middle East and North Africa.</p><p>Within Europe, the UK is working to ensure that all tools are being used to support the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis, and that the donor effort is well coordinated through the Civil Protection Mechanism. Alongside this, the UK's support for refugees and migrants during the Mediterranean migration crisis has reached nearly £55million. This money is focused on providing life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable people rescued at sea or in transit.</p><p>In the Middle East and the North Africa, the EU is a leading donor in the response to the Syria crisis with over €5 billion of total budget mobilised by the European Commission and Member States collectively in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation assistance. The UK has been at the forefront of this, pledging over £1.1 billion, our largest ever humanitarian response to a single crisis. In addition, the EU Trust Fund for Africa – a €1.8billion fund – will allocate money to projects in the Sahel, Horn and North Africa to tackle the root causes of migration.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
832867
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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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: Natural Gas 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 discussions, if any, they have had with interested parties about the commercial development of the offshore gas field at Gaza, together with related infrastructures such as transport facilities. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL5173 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK has not had any recent discussions on this subject, we have in the past encouraged discussions between interested parties about the commercial development of the offshore gas field in Gaza. We are currently engaging with relevant stakeholders to discuss the development of infrastructure for enhanced water and electricity supply in Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:15:51.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:15:51.79Z
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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
806348
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star this property date less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
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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 Syria: Reconstruction 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 whether they intend to call for donations and other measures from the diaspora community in order to assist the reconstruction of Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4146 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-27more like thismore than 2017-12-27
star this property answer text <p>While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those affected. The UK will only provide support for reconstruction once a credible, genuine and inclusive political transition is firmly underway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-12-27T13:54:35.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-27T13:54:35.29Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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: Refugees 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 assessment they have made of the case for changing the emphasis in aid for Syrian refugees from relief towards empowerment and sustainable human and economic development. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL1243 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 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>While humanitarian aid is still needed to respond to the Syria crisis, the protracted nature of the Syria crisis means that this must be complemented by longer term support for the empowerment and human and economic development of Syrian refugees. The UK is leading by example by shifting the emphasis of UK aid from short term emergency relief to longer term approaches, including by providing multi-year funding commitments to our partners, and encouraging other donors to do the same. A good example of this is UK support for education under the No Lost Generation Initiative.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T16:17:16.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T16:17:16.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
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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 why international funds are provided for reconstruction in devastated cities, such as Mosul, in Iraq, but not for those in Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4090 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 2017-12-27more like thismore than 2017-12-27
star this property answer text <p>We will provide no support for reconstruction in Syria until a comprehensive, genuine and inclusive political transition is firmly underway. While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid. The UK will continue to work with the UN and others to develop its plans for Syria following a national settlement of the conflict.</p><p>In Iraq, the International Community is currently funding the UNDP’s Funding Facility For Stabilization which provides support for immediate repairs to housing, schools and utilities. Plans for the long-term reconstruction of Mosul and other liberated areas are currently being discussed by the UK with the Government of Iraq, the UN, the EU and the World Bank, who will set out their strategies at a conference in Kuwait in February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-12-27T13:54:12.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-27T13:54:12.163Z
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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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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: International Assistance 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 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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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL16986 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 2019-07-18more 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 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
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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
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: Detention Centres 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 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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2018
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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
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 Lebanon 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 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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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL2838 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 2014-11-25more 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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2018
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Turkey 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 representations they and international organisations have made to the government of Turkey about access for medical and relief supplies from Turkey to northern Syria, which has been prevented since 2012; and what replies, if any, they have received. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4269 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>We are in regular contact with the Government of Turkey on the need for effective aid deliveries into Syria. Access for medical and relief supplies from Turkey to northern Syria has been ongoing through cross-border operations carried out by International NGOs, and has increased since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191 authorising the UN to deliver aid across borders without regime consent. Following the adoption of Resolution 2165, according to the UN over 410,000 people have been reached with medical assistance, including more than 347,000 people from Turkey.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T14:01:42.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T14:01:42.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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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 Gaza: Power Stations 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, in the light of the closure of the Gaza power station in April, what assessment they have made of whether an electricity generating ship is still available as an alternative supplier to Gaza. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL7737 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the electricity shortage in Gaza and the serious impact it is having on the humanitarian situation. We are in regular dialogue with Israel, the Palestinian Authority and other development actors, specifically the European Union and UN, on the extension of the 161 power line and conversion of the Gaza power station to gas. The UK believes these are the immediate steps necessary to improving the situation in Gaza, however a more comprehensive lifting of restrictions as part of a political agreement is the only long-term solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T14:49:42.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T14:49:42.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this