United Nations Relief and Works Agency - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:38 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development 2:38 pm, 19th November 2018

We need to acknowledge that the US felt that it bore a disproportionate share of the funding in providing one-third of it; it wanted to see that broadened out. Something good that we have been involved and instrumental in was a meeting in the margins of the UN General Assembly, where we sought to assemble people and work with colleagues across different groups in which we are influential to raise additional funding. That meeting raised an additional $122 million; that was not sufficient to remove the shortfall because $64 million still remains, As well as voicing criticism and concern, some of those around the world who expressed concern need to dip into their pockets.