Syria

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 23rd October 2013.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development 11:30 am, 23rd October 2013

We are encouraging NGOs to work with grass-roots organisations, and they, too, understand that they need to do that. This is vital if we are to maintain the support of the host communities, who have been incredibly generous in accepting refugees. I should also point out to the right hon. Gentleman that one of the challenges is making sure that we can work with NGOs, which have the breadth and capacity to be able to work across the piece and across communities but are absolutely working on the ground with existing civil society organisations.