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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Egypt: Economic Situation (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: The UK is helping to address Egypt’s economic and demographic challenges as part of our support for the transition to long-term stability in North Africa. The DFID/FCO North Africa Joint Unit is responsible for assistance provided through the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund. This includes a £15 million partnership with the World Bank from 2016-2020 to create jobs and promote...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Overseas Aid (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: At the Yemen Pledging Event in Geneva on 3 April, I announced that the UK would be providing £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the financial year 2018/2019. This funding will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis, and comes on top of over £400 million in bilateral support since the conflict began in 2015.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Rohingya: Sexual Offences (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: DFID is supporting a range of organisations providing specialised help to survivors of sexual violence in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. This includes 19 women’s centres, which are providing safe space, psychosocial support and activities to women and girls. We are also funding case management for over 2,000 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Rohingya: Sexual Offences (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: DFID has provided almost £2m for services relating to both sexual reproductive health and rights, and assistance for survivors of gender-based violence for Rohingya people. DFID has also deployed specialist expertise to support its own response and that of the wider international community in this area. This expertise includes the coordinator for the Gender-Based Violence sector in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Human Trafficking (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: Tackling modern slavery is a priority for DFID, and we are expanding our work in developing countries through £40 million of new programming that will reach at least 500,000 people at risk of slavery. Businesses have a key role to play in tackling modern slavery, and though we are not currently using the Dun & Bradstreet Index, we are supportive of approaches like these which help...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Food Supply (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: DFID funds three programmes focused on food security: the World Food Programme’s Emergency Operations in Yemen; a multisector Humanitarian Response Programme supporting 10 NGOs to avert famine in remote and inaccessible areas; and the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund, which awards grants to NGOs and UN agencies to increase food security.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Food Supply (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: In the financial year 2018/19, we have provisionally allocated £87 million towards three programmes with a focus on food security: the World Food Programme’s Emergency Operations in Yemen; multisector Humanitarian Response Programme supporting 10 NGOs to deliver activities to avert famine in remote and inaccessible areas; and the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund, which awards grants...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Education (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: DFID supports the education of children in Yemen through two multilateral funds: Education Cannot Wait and the Global Partnership for Education. DFID also supports Yemen’s Social Fund for Development’s work on education, including child education.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Education (24 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: DFID supports the education of children in Yemen through two multilateral funds: Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). DFID provides 32% ($4.8 million) of the ECW’s funding of $15 million in Yemen over 2017-19, and 15% ($10.89 million) of the GPE’s funding of $72.6 million in Yemen over 2014-19. DFID’s £108 million in funding to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: Human Rights (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: Egypt is a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Priority Country and the UK regularly raises concerns about human rights with the Egyptian Government. We are concerned by the increasing restrictions on civil society. The Foreign Secretary issued a statement (available on gov.uk) in response to President Sisi's ratification of the restrictive Non-Government Organisation Law in May...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Elections (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We follow closely the political situation in Bahrain and will do so during the upcoming elections. As with all elections in the region and beyond, we will stress to the Government of Bahrain the importance of fair, open and transparent elections.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Prisons (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: The Government monitors events in Bahrain closely. Where we have concerns on specific issues, including prison conditions, we raise these at an appropriately senior level with the Bahraini authorities. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Torture (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments. When we had concerns about allegations of torture or mistreatment, we have raised our concerns with the Government of Bahrain. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies, and we encourage swift,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Politics and Government (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 programme is focused on domestic socio-economic reform. It does not have a foreign policy component.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ahmed Mansoor (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We have raised the case of Ahmed Mansoor with the Government of the United Arab Emirates, most recently on 15 April, and will continue to monitor proceedings.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Libya: Armed Conflict (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: As part of our diplomatic work to better understand and appreciate the political and security landscape in Libya in 2011, Embassy staff had meetings with a wide range of Libyan contacts. These meetings helped us to gain insight into the dynamics in Libya, and to influence interlocutors in line with UK policy, as is common practice across the diplomatic network.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​Both the Minister responsible for Human Rights and I have raised the recent deaths and injuries, suffered during protests in Gaza, with the Israeli authorities. We have urged Israel to show restraint and the Palestinians to ensure that future protests are peaceful. There is an urgent need to establish the facts, including why such a volume of live fire was used and what role Hamas...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Western Sahara: Peacekeeping Operations (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We are working with our UN Security Council partners to ensure that the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) continues to enable it to promote peace and security in Western Sahara. We have consistently supported language in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions to encourage the parties to continue their efforts to enhance the promotion and protection...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Western Sahara: Natural Resources (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We do not consider that Western Sahara is occupied; we consider that its status is undetermined. We look to all parties in Western Sahara, including businesses, to conduct their activities in accordance with international law, respecting the interests of the people of Western Sahara. I discussed with the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Mr Nasser Bourita, in January the UK's desire for a lasting...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Western Sahara: Referendums (23 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: We are working with our UN Security Council partners to support the UN-led process to reach a solution to the dispute over Western Sahara. The UK wants to see a lasting and mutually acceptable solution that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. It is for the parties to the dispute to agree a solution.


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