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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Economic Situation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on that country's economy; and what steps her Department is taking to support the Yemen economy. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 200071 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
answer text <p>Yemen’s recent economic crisis is one of the biggest risks threatening to tip Yemen into famine, with the Yemeni Riyal losing over 40% of its value between June and October.</p><p>The UK’s immediate leadership at the height of the economic crisis in October prevented a worsening of the situation. We worked with the Central Bank of Yemen in releasing $270 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing food staples into the country.</p><p>We also successfully pressed for the suspension of unnecessary processes introduced by the Government of Yemen in bringing these goods into the country. This has eased the pressure of price increases and temporarily stabilised the currency - the value of the Riyal has since appreciated, rising from 755 YER per USD to 500 YER per USD.</p><p>However, much more remains to be done. The UK is now working with the Government of Yemen to facilitate greater financial transparency, ensure foreign currency is available to commercial importers and rebuild key financial institutions.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1202135
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-10more like thismore than 2020-06-10
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Situation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
tabling member printed
Gill Furniss more like this
uin 903063 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-10more like thismore than 2020-06-10
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. We also estimate 100,000 coronavirus cases, which are quickly overwhelming Yemen’s depleted healthcare system. The UK recently pledged £160m to support Yemen, bringing our contribution to almost £1bn since 2015. Ultimately, the crisis must be addressed through a political settlement. We therefore strongly encourage all parties to engage with Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Braintree more like this
answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-10T16:51:38.553Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-10T16:51:38.553Z
answering member
4366
label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
tabling member
4571
label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1057059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on the (a) health and (b) protection from violence of women and girls in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 218783 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the population, 24 million people, now in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 1.1 million acutely malnourished pregnant or lactating women.</p><p> </p><p>The conflict in Yemen has only served to exacerbate the specific vulnerabilities and the limitations faced by women and girls across the country, with the number of incidents of gender-based violence reportedly rising by 70% since the start of the conflict.</p><p> </p><p>The country ranks last out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index; women and girls continue to face entrenched gender inequalities that limit their access to services, livelihoods and other opportunities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:06:16.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:06:16.207Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1177707
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-11more like thismore than 2020-02-11
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Situation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 673 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-02-24more like thismore than 2020-02-24
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the entire population, over 24 million people, requiring some form of humanitarian assistance. More than 20 million people in Yemen do not have reliable access to food and almost 10 million people face extreme food shortages.</p><p>The UK is increasingly concerned by the constraints placed on the international humanitarian response in Houthi-controlled areas of northern Yemen. In line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2451, we are calling on all parties to facilitate unhindered access for humanitarian actors and agencies and ensure that humanitarian workers are able to conduct their work safely and without harm.</p><p>A political settlement is the only way to fully address the humanitarian crisis and we encourage further constructive engagement from all parties to achieve this.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Braintree more like this
answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-02-24T17:39:21.107Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-24T17:39:21.107Z
answering member
4366
label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1149385
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
uin 422 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the entire population, over 24 million people, requiring some form of humanitarian assistance. More than 20 million people in Yemen do not have reliable access to food and almost 10 million people face extreme food shortages.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is providing £200 million in response to this humanitarian crisis this financial year, bringing the total UK commitment to Yemen to £770 million since the conflict began in 2015. This support is meeting the immediate food needs of more than 1 million Yemenis each month, treating 70,000 children for malnutrition and providing over 1 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p><p> </p><p>We are clear that a political settlement is the only way to fully address the humanitarian crisis and we encourage further constructive engagement from all parties to achieve this.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T16:59:13.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:13.457Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
253
label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1092002
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent steps her Department has taken to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
tabling member printed
Hannah Bardell more like this
uin 909925 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of the population requiring humanitarian assistance. The UK will provide £200 million of support for the coming financial year. This will feed more than a million Yemenis each month over the year, treat 30,000 children for malnutrition and provide 2 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-20T16:00:54.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:00:54.253Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4486
label Biography information for Hannah Bardell more like this
1092004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
uin 909927 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of the population requiring humanitarian assistance. The UK will provide £200 million of support for the coming financial year. This will feed more than a million Yemenis each month over the year, treat 30,000 children for malnutrition and provide 2 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-20T16:01:21.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:01:21.863Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1442
label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
1052510
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the level of humanitarian need in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 215612 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with nearly 80 per cent of the entire population – 24 million people – requiring some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. The number of food insecure people has also risen from 17 million to over 20 million and for the first time, there are people (almost 240,000) in the most severe food security category, IPC 5 - at high risk of death.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is providing £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen this financial year, including food for the equivalent of 4 million Yemenis for one month. Our funding over the next three years will screen 2.2 million children under the age of five for malnutrition and provide urgent treatment for 70,000 of the most vulnerable children. However, a political settlement is the only way to address the worsening humanitarian crisis and we encourage further constructive engagement from all parties to achieve this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T17:39:37.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T17:39:37.65Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1218618
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-29more like thismore than 2020-06-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
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 potential effect of the proposed reductions in Official Development Assistance expenditure on UK (a) humanitarian and (b) development assistance to Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 66170 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-07-02more like thismore than 2020-07-02
answer text <p>Yemen remains a key priority for the UK Government.</p><p>I announced that the UK will commit £160 million of new aid for the current financial year (2020/21) at the 2020 Yemen Humanitarian Pledging Conference on 2 June. This was the third highest pledge at the conference and brings the total UK commitment to nearly £1 billion since the conflict began in 2015.</p><p>This funding will be provided through humanitarian and development agencies and will provide support to at least 300,000 vulnerable people each month to help them buy food and household essentials, treat 40,000 children for malnutrition and provide 1 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Braintree more like this
answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-07-02T15:02:30.67Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-02T15:02:30.67Z
answering member
4366
label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1222858
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-10more like thismore than 2020-07-10
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 remove filter
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Development Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made on the effect of the proposed reductions in Official Development Assistance on the UK’s contribution to multilateral agencies operating in Yemen, including the (a) UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (b) UN International Children’s Fund and (c) World Food Programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Law more like this
uin 72212 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-07-15more like thismore than 2020-07-15
answer text <p>Yemen remains a key priority for the UK Government. The UK’s £160 million pledge made at the 2020 Yemen Humanitarian Pledging Conference on June 2nd was the third largest by any country and brings our total commitment to Yemen to nearly £1 billion since the conflict started in 2015. The UK remains committed to honouring this pledge and supporting various multilateral agencies operating in Yemen.</p><p>Our funding will help UN agencies provide support to at least 300,000 vulnerable people each month to help them buy food and household essentials, treat 40,000 children for malnutrition and provide 1 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Braintree more like this
answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-07-15T15:39:15.673Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-15T15:39:15.673Z
answering member
4366
label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
tabling member
4403
label Biography information for Chris Law more like this