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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Zimbabwe: Development Aid (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK is committed to supporting Zimbabwe and its people on a path to long-term, inclusive, and resilient development, democracy, and prosperity. The UK's development assistance addresses the priorities in the UK's International Development Strategy and is aligned with the Government of Zimbabwe's National Development Strategy. In particular it is focused on empowering women and girls,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Africa: Military Coups (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The safety of British nationals overseas is a priority for the FCDO. Our Embassies, High Commissions and Offices throughout Africa have supported British nationals following recent coup d'états and unconstitutional military takeovers and continue to stand ready to provide support to those who request assistance. British nationals in Africa who need consular support should contact us on +44...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kenya: Economic Cooperation (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: Mutual Prosperity is one of the five pillars of the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership. Bilateral trade, currently standing at £1.2 billion annually, should be boosted by the UK - Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement. The UK is one of Kenya's largest foreign investors, particularly in the climate sector. In 2021, the outward stock of foreign direct investment from the UK in Kenya was £489...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gabon: Military Coups (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...Union's condemnation of the unconstitutional military takeover of power in Gabon and calls for the restoration of constitutional government, in line with the Commonwealth Charter. I [Minister Mitchell] have held discussions with African counterparts on recent political events in Gabon during my recent visit to Rwanda and Kenya. I have also spoken with the Commonwealth Secretary-General...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uganda: LGBT+ People (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK works closely with a range of LGBT+ organisations and Human Rights Defenders, including local leaders in Uganda, to support their efforts to protect the community from violence and persecution. The UK keeps all options for support to defenders of LGBT+ rights under review while ensuring that our support does no harm. We therefore do not publish specific detail of LGBT+ programming...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Climate Change: Finance (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: We are working with international partners to ensure donors meet the collective international finance commitments and to press for reforms to the international financial system that will help increase the scale, quality, and accessibility of available climate finance. For our part, The UK is delivering our commitment to spend £11.6 billion International Climate Finance and within this to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Development Aid: Climate Change (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK spent over £1.4 billion on international climate finance in 2021/22 and will publish figures for 2022/23 in due course.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gabon: British Nationals Abroad (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon provides remote consular support to British Nationals in Gabon. British Nationals in Gabon in need of assistance should contact the FCDO on +44 20 7008 5000 (24/7) or via our online contact form [https://www.contactembassy.service.gov.uk/country=United%20 Kingdom&post=Global%20Consular%20Enquiry%20Team]. They should also sign up for email...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kenya: Cholera (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK does not directly support cholera programmes in Kenya. The UK funds the Global Fund, Global Financing Facility (GFF), Gavi and UNITAID to help strengthen health systems. WHO and UNICEF support the Ministry of Health to counter cholera. An oral vaccination campaign commenced in February 2023 and to date has vaccinated 2.3 million Kenyans against cholera.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gabon: British Nationals Abroad (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: A number of British nationals have requested assistance in Gabon over the last three months. However, as the numbers are low, we do not publish them to avoid the risk of identifying the individuals involved.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Development Aid: Water (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK remains committed to protecting the lives and dignity of those in need of humanitarian assistance, including refugees, through providing safe and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Our total Official Development Assistance spending on WASH in 2021 was £78 million through bilateral delivery and an estimated £63 million through multilateral delivery. The latest...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: West Africa: Peacekeeping Operations (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK condemns in the strongest possible terms attempts to undermine democracy, peace and stability in Niger. We are using our diplomatic presence to engage with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), its member states and other key African partners in support of a regionally-led, peaceful outcome to the crisis. On 1 August the Foreign Secretary visited Nigeria and met with...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Madagascar: Food Aid (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: As the 2023 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification report indicated, the past year has seen a significant improvement in food security in southern Madagascar, in part because of a concerted humanitarian response and better rains. The UK has contributed to this progress, including through £2 million support to the World Food Programme as well as through funding to post-cyclone recovery...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda: Floods (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...to buy food and other basics for survival. In DRC the Red Cross, funded by the UK, are supporting with the recovery of bodies, and reuniting unaccompanied children with their families. I [Minister Mitchell] sent WhatsApp messages to DRC Foreign Minister Lutundula and Rwandan Foreign Minister offering UK support and condolences.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sierra Leone: Elections (19 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: We noted a number of discrepancies in the election process. These have been communicated to the Government of Sierra Leone and elections management bodies. It remains vital that political leaders engage with efforts to support Sierra Leone's democratic process. We have engaged stakeholders including the government, opposition, election bodies and the international community, in the months...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: West Africa: Armed Conflict (18 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK notes with concern the worsening security situation in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. We assess that the two largest terrorist groups operating in the Sahel - Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) and Islamic State Sahel Province (ISSP) - will likely seek to exploit opportunities including the crisis in Niger, rising conflict in northern Mali and deteriorating security in Burkina...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Africa: Politics and Government (18 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The state of democracy in Africa and around the world matters to the UK. The Integrated Review notes that flourishing democracies are important for UK sovereignty, security and prosperity. We believe that strong democratic institutions and accountable governments, which uphold universal rights and the rule of law, are key building blocks for secure and prosperous states. The UK has...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (18 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: In 2021, we co-sponsored the EU-led resolution creating the mandate for the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) which we voted to renew in 2022. The UK continues to support the ICHREE given the need for accountability and an improvement in human rights more widely across Ethiopia. We continue to urge all parties to cooperate with both the Commission and with...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Development Aid (18 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) which has reached millions of vulnerable people throughout Ethiopia and has helped to promote resilience to drought. In January this year I [Minister Andrew Mitchell] announced a package of support to the PSNP budgeted at £11.6 million. This will reach 250,000 people living in extreme poverty. As a member of the Donor Working Group responsible...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: World Bank: Climate Change (18 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: In 2021, during the UK COP26 Presidency, the World Bank Group made a commitment to fully align its sovereign operations with the Paris Agreement by 1 July 2023, and non-sovereign operations by 1 July 2025. In March this year the World Bank published a comprehensive set of methodologies and sector notes detailing its approach to Paris alignment. Since 1 July, all projects are assessed for...


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