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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: South Sudan: Development Aid (6 Oct 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Statistics on the UK Government's international development work can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/statistics-on-international-deve lopment . The UK has provided the following amounts of bilateral and multilateral Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to South Sudan between 2017 and 2020: £221,802,000 (2017), £178,127,000 (2018), £259,752,000 (2019) and £118,217,000 (2020)....

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Zimbabwe: Maternal Mortality (6 Oct 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK has supported and will continue to support essential sexual, reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and nutrition services in Zimbabwe. Alongside international partners, our 'Supporting a Resilient Health System' programme (£130 million, 2017-22) has benefitted 5.4 million women and children in Zimbabwe through delivering essential sexual, reproductive,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Xinjiang: Human Rights (29 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights provides new evidence of the extent of China's efforts to silence and repress Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. It includes a broad range of evidence, including first-hand accounts from victims. The UK has already led international efforts to pressure China to change its behaviour. We have imposed sanctions, led joint statements...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Xinjiang: Ethnic Groups (29 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights provides new evidence of the extent of China's efforts to silence and repress Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. It includes a broad range of evidence, including first-hand accounts from victims. The UK has already led international efforts to pressure China to change its behaviour. We have imposed sanctions, led joint statements...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole (28 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is monitoring the ongoing detention of opposition Members of Parliament Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole in Zimbabwe. The former Minister for Africa met with the Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe on 30 June and reiterated the importance of all political parties respecting the rule of law, refraining from violence and respecting the right of others' to campaign freely ahead of upcoming...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole (28 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is monitoring the ongoing detention of opposition Members of Parliament Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole in Zimbabwe. The former Minister for Africa met with the Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe on 30 June and reiterated the importance of all political parties respecting the rule of law, refraining from violence and respecting the right of others to campaign freely ahead of upcoming...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Abdel Fattah, Alaa (28 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Since his sentencing in December 2021, FCDO officials have consistently called on the Egyptian Government urgently to grant consular access to Alaa Abdel Fattah. Lord (Tariq) Ahmad and the then Foreign Secretary also raised the case with Foreign Minister Shoukry during his visit to London in July. The previous Prime Minister raised the case with President Sisi during a call on 25 August,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Development Aid: Climate Change (28 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The links between migration and climate change are complex; evidence shows that decisions to migrate are rarely mono-causal, but that climate extremes and environmental degradation often amplify other economic, social and political drivers of migration. Funding that supports adaptation and resilience to climate change therefore helps to reduce climate-related migration. Since 2011 we have...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Somalia: Development Aid (28 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK's total bilateral Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to Somalia in the years between 2017 and 2020 from the published accounts at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/statistics-on-international-deve lopment is shown below. The Final 2021 UK Aid spend is yet to be published. 2017 2018 2019 2020 Somalia (£m) 282 194 176 232

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Libya: Undocumented Migrants (28 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK notes the abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. The Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya is assessing human rights abuses and violations in detention centres. The UK co-sponsored the renewal of the Fact Finding Mission's mandate in July. We continue to urge the interim Government of National Unity to take steps to end the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kenya: Development Aid (27 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK provided the following amounts of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Kenya: 1) 2017 - £153 million 2) 2018 - £116 million 3) 2019 - £134 million 4) 2020 - £92 million 5) 2021 - final figures have not yet been released by the FCDO.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Humanitarian Aid (27 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The conflict in northern Ethiopia has contributed to one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, leaving 13 million people in Tigray, Amhara and Afar requiring humanitarian assistance. The UK has provided more than £80 million to respond to the humanitarian crises Ethiopia since November 2020. Our support has reached civilians across the country including in conflict areas, drought...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Humanitarian Aid (27 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The breakdown of the truce and return to conflict between the Tigray People's Liberation Front and the Ethiopian Government is catastrophic for the people of Ethiopia. It risks tens of thousands of deaths, both directly through fighting and indirectly through a further deepening of the already dire humanitarian situation. 22 months since fighting began, it is clear that there is no military...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences (27 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: It is unacceptable that sexual violence and rape continue to take place in conflicts around the world and are, in some cases, used as a method of warfare. Among other things, rape can be a war crime, a crime against humanity and a form of torture. Rape is prohibited under international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international human rights law and UN Security Council...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Economic Systems: Research (23 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: No research has been commissioned specifically on the moral principles that should guide and limit free-market globalisation. The UK Government continues to be mindful of the ethical dimensions of globalisation in policy formation.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Violence (23 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: A Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) was completed earlier this year. The JACS was commissioned to develop a cross-HMG understanding of the drivers, dynamics, triggers and resilience for conflict, insecurity and instability in Ethiopia and the implications for UK interests and priorities. It is being used to guide HMG's approach to supporting peace and stability in Ethiopia and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Development Aid (23 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK provided the following amounts of humanitarian aid to Sudan:Financial Year (FY) 2017/2018 - £26.2 millionFY 2018/2019 - £67.5 millionFY 2019/2020 - £60.2 millionFY 2020/2021 - £65.9 millionFY 2021/2022 - £27.7 million In light of the 25 October coup, the UK has paused all financial assistance to the Sudanese authorities, with the exception of humanitarian aid. We will continue to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tsai, Ing-Wen (22 Sep 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Prime Minister has not spoken to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, and currently has no plans to do so.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Somerset Levels (4 Aug 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Somerset Levels and Moors remains prone to flooding, due to its low-lying nature and a rapidly changing climate. £80 million of public investment has been made in this landscape following the floods of 2013-14 to help it adapt. This significant investment has allowed improved physical infrastructure that allows pre-emptive action to be taken to delay the onset of flooding...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Infrastructure: Weather (1 Aug 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Climate Change Act 2008 created a framework for strengthening UK preparedness for dealing with risks caused by the changing climate. This includes: - Preparing, on a five yearly cycle, a UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), followed by a National Adaptation Programme (NAP), setting out actions to address the risks identified in the latest CCRA (copy attached to this answer). -...


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